Thursday, December 22


"Fear is horrid, but there's no reason to be ashamed of it. Our Lord was afraid (dreadfully so) in Gethsemane. I always cling to that as a very comforting fact." -C.S. Lewis


  1. Wow, I think I will actually have to disagree with C.S. on this point. I do not believe that Jesus was ever "afraid".

    1 John 4:18 says, "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love."

    God is love, therefore, how can he not be perfected in love, and thus, how could he be afraid? The Bible says he was "grieved" and "distressed", but I don't believe it ever says he was afraid.

    Correct me if I'm wrong...

  2. I don't belive Jesus was "punished". That would imply that he did something wrong.