How Can Our Moral Behavior Transcend the Panic of a Plague Upon Us?

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The outcome, Serling tells us, is that we either practice civility, or we are doomed without any real threat at all.

Do You Choose Fear, or Faith?

A crisis of any kind helps us define one thing about ourselves most — do we live in fear more than faith? But it also brings in a bigger question: Do we succumb to panic, and so choose fear FIRST?

Is that fear what we believe in more than the presence of God?

Your answer determines not only how you live and the choices you make, but how the whole world proceeds, for your behavior ripples out every time and touches many others, who in turn bring your message to more.

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We have chosen to see ourselves as more vital on this earth than other human beings.

What Does It Mean to “Survive”?

Of course it’s a matter of survival,” you could say to me.

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment.” 1 John 4:18

What Then Must We Do?

When we yield to panic, our passions run high. It is a scourge not only of reason but of faith. And what good does it do us to hoard supplies when others around us are wanting? In the great scroll of being, in God’s Universe, what does hoarding out of fear, disregarding the consequences of our behavior toward others, actually accomplish?

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Letting Go of the Darkness of Fear

Carl Sagan famously said “we are made of star stuff.” The atoms that make up our entire body and brain and heart come from galaxies and the myriad of stars. In this image below, Earth is that tiny, barely visible dot seen from Saturn, just beyond the end of the arrow way out there in the vastness of space. Yet we are unique among all celestial bodies.

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From 1 John 3:18–19

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

We Have the Power to Choose Another Way

It is always, always, a matter of choice — to live in fear, or to live from the heart. When we live from the heart, more than from fear, we honor life.

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Storyteller and dreamer. I write about the English language, being human, the magic of life, and metaphysics.

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