Faith and fear, a la Joel Osteen
“Faith and fear have something in common. They both ask us to believe something will happen that we cannot see.” —Joel Osteen
Why is it so easy to accept fear-based dire predictions, but so difficult to believe in faith-based hope?
Why is there such societal pressure to go with fear instead of faith? Why are we so resistant to the idea of looking like a hopeful fool?
Joel Osteen has a point. Maybe the odds are 50/50 in any given situation? Maybe we should run with the faith option instead of succumbing to the grip of fear?
Maybe we’ll end up saying “I had faith that would happen,” instead of “I was afraid that would happen.”
“Onward” by Donald Smith © 2014
Posted on January 30, 2015, in Arlene Smith, Arlene Somerton Smith, Belief, good faith, Gratitude, How do you define success?, Inspiration, life, Living life to the fullest, modern faith, progressive christianity, quote, religion, spirit and tagged faith not fear, Joel Osteen. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.