“Fear is a barrier to life. We know what we want but fear that we will not be able to do it, to start it, to maintain it.”

[Joan Chittister, The Monastic Way]


Progress…. stepping out, stepping forward, requires a certain amount of courage to get past the barriers we put in place thinking we are protecting ourselves…. and faith to see beyond them.

“I have come to realize,” writes Angela Wozniak, “that all my trouble with living has come from fear and smallness within me.”


Fear blesses us with opportunity to move past our barriers.