It’s a little uncomfortable, perhaps even embarrassing, that the disciples were afraid on Easter Day.
Sister Mary Margaret Funk carries her home — her spiritual center, her place of connection with God — wherever she goes.
When I felt I had seen its worst, I had something to say to the storm: “I am not afraid of you!”
Let us consider the main competing narratives that are already emerging.
We say we are free, but more of us feel alone, afraid, angry, despised, and powerless.
Here is Isaac’s Fear revealed; here is Jacob’s ladder stretched out; here the prince of this world looks on, agape.
In the narratives of Jesus’ birth, one of the most striking elements is the angelic imperative “Do not be afraid!” It sounds forth time and again like a musical refrain.
I am only doing small, specific things that I can easily do. You too can do some small, specific things.