In Fear

“…the doors of the house where [they] met were locked for fear…” This is a description of Jesus’ disciples on that first Easter evening. They were afraid. So afraid! So much so that they were hidden, doors locked. It is a feeling we might find very familiar these days. At some point or another, we find ourselves afraid of what’s out there but recently, we have all found ourselves at home, afraid of what is out there, afraid of picking up or accidentally sharing a new and as yet largely unpredictable virus. Behind locked doors, afraid is a place many people in our world can find themselves, both physically and symbolically, and not only during times of a worldwide pandemic. But today we are keenly aware of how our fears can isolate us from others, leaving us locked up both literally and figuratively……………………

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