“Fear Is a Liar”

Only recently have I begun to listen to popular Christian music. As a Catholic, I’d always thought it was a “Protestant thing,” listened to by Evangelicals and Southern Baptists, not by Catholics or other mainstream Christians. We, I thought, so rightly kept our religiously-themed music in church, “where it belongs.”

My prejudice, and my practice, changed recently when a new friend introduced me to a few popular Christian songs.

This one — “Fear Is a Liar” by Zach Williams — is particularly powerful. The music video is poignant, depicting the depths of despair and hopelessness that can sometimes befall us in this life. And, I suspect, there are aspects that every one of us can relate to, perhaps all too personally. If you ever find yourself feeling like any of the three persons depicted — or feeling “not good enough … not right … not strong enough … not worthy … not loved … not beautiful” or think you are “troubled” and will “forever be alone” — I pray you will remember that these are lies, they are not true. And because we often need to be reminded of what we sometimes forget ourselves, I pray that a timely text, a caring gesture, or the touch of a loved one will remind you that you are deeply valued and unconditionally loved.

One thought on ““Fear Is a Liar”

  1. You say: “My prejudice, and my practice, changed recently when a new friend introduced me to a few popular Christian songs”.
    How often we miss the opportunity of knowing new things, realities… because of our prejudices. It’s like LGTB people. People speak about LGTB people but with no knowledge of anyone. Just from the news, documents… but when they know anyone and realise that the human heart is the same regardless the place it’s from, the time it belongs, the way it feels, the person it loves… everything changes. Or at least this is the experience of the majority of people. Why to miss the opportunity of opening our minds to new realities?

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