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Monday, 24 December 2012

No Fear

I have met many young saints recently. The ones in their twenties all have something in common...they are not afraid. Why is the lack of fear a mark of real holiness? This characteristic is not foolishness or naivete. This lack of fear arises from a deep conviction of faith in Divine Providence, a gift of the beginnings of the illuminative state. Love casts out fear. St. Paul knew this and experienced this certitude of the loving care of God. Mary's Magnificat reflects this security, only her state was that of the unitive...perfect oneness with God through grace. Love and fear cannot exist side-by-side in the heart. Either one KNOWS God and His love or one fears....The young saints walk in love.