Can you imagine not being afraid of anything? Sounds like it’s impossible … but is it?
Often we give in to negative thoughts and “demons”; those powerful psychological or emotional drives that seem to control our lives or propel us into danger or harm. But Jesus shows power and authority over such run-away human inclinations and addictions.
Think about situations in your life that you’re afraid of … or a behavior you just can’t seem to break. Pray to God and ask Him to help release you from their hold. You may have to fast and plead with tears in your eyes. Humbly cooperate with Him as he works to answer your prayers.
Each day we are invited to encounter Jesus and find new integrity and peace. We are “children of the light,” dear friends. We do not have to be afraid.
"I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.”
Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C. serves as the International Director of Holy Cross Family Ministries. Prior to his ordination Father Pinto received many degrees in areas ranging from Political Science to Theology. Ordained a priest in 1999, he served as a parish priest, vice principal and administrator of Holy Cross School in Northeast India. Father Pinto grew up in Kerala, India with his 8 siblings. In 2010 he came to the United States for further studies, pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. If you run into him, you may hear him say, "A life well lived is a life lived for others," a mantra he strives to live by.