I don’t agree with this quote 100%. There have always been those, such as the enslaved, acting out of fear for their lives.

But it is something to think about.  How often do we act out of fear?  The sales of alarm systems, security lighting and real estate in the outer suburbs depend on it.

How different would things be if instead of acting out of fear, we acted out of determination to be the people God created us to be?  To fulfill the mission he has put in front of us?  To show his light in all we do? I can’t help but believe that this would impact how we treat each other and what we manage to accomplish.