Fear and Punishment – Why we love it so much?
It seems to have no problem showing up in a hard conversation or when we have to say no and hold to our capacities, boundaries or values.
It’s present in the self discovery years of the kicking toddler and the door slamming teenager.
It threatens as we go hard at the ball in a tight game of sport.
We all experience those moments of choice, those moments when we either choose courage or comfort, and we know that if we choose courage, we will pay for it.
We have such a strong love affair with fear and punishment, yet it is courage that God and our world right now, wants us to love more.
So what can we do? How can we navigate a world dominated by fear and punishment?