FEARING NO ONE (Mt 10:26-33): 22 June 2008 (Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

FEARING NO ONE (Mt 10:26-33):  22 June 2008 (Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Today’s Readings

The first line our Lord speaks to his disciples struck me:  “Fear no one.”

“Sure,” I catch myself in mid-thought. “Easy for you to say.”

Not so easy for the rest of us.  We are no strangers to fear.  We know what it’s like to be scared.  It’s not a pleasant experience—unless you’re one of those people who get their kick out of screaming their lungs out during horror and slasher movies.