“Fear is asking Love, ‘Can I trust you?’ […] Because of the work the Church isn’t doing to reverberate Love in the world, Love’s answer (is) not heard….” (Marlon Hall)
Often, it seems our faith is motivated more by fear than by love. Fear of death, fear of the other, fear of the unknown. Fear of punishment. Fear of hell.
How has fear gone from something explicitly commanded against to our primary motivation for our words and actions?