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The Power of Fear

Fear is the heartbeat of the powerless. So writes Cor de Jonghe.  That’s true. We can deal with most everything, except fear. The late Belgium spiritual writer, Bieke Vandekerkehove, in a very fine book, The Taste of Silence, shared very honestly about the demons that beset her as she faced a terminal illness at age nineteen.  She singled out three particular demons that tormented her as she faced the prospect of death, sadness, anger, and fear.