Commentary on the Gospel of
“Do not be afraid” Notice that this is repeated three times in today’s gospel. Such repetition seeks to demonstrate that God will be in charge of those who follow Him. He has make a promise and He will faithfully carry out this promise. If we live in this constant awareness of his abiding presence, all the fears will gradually fade away. We just have to allow God to be God for us. No amount of human effort can effect change and transformation without God by our side. So flee from the house of fear and head to the house of God’s love where even a strand of your hair will be left unharmed. Believe in his promise and fear no more.