Being Afraid


They came to Jesus and saw the demoniac sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had the legion; and they were afraid. (Mark 5:15)

We fear the one

who comes back

from the edges of the void.

We cannot bear the knowing.

Seen above (and on home-page mastheads): Icon “St. John in Contemplation” by Zachary Roesemann in the current ECVA exhibition, “Recognition & Return.”

Readings are from Streams of Mercy: a meditative commentary on the Bible by Ann Kristin Haldors Fontaine (used with permission of the author.)

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