culture & justice"
Fear of Jesus: a diagnosis.
The same fear that Jesus Christ can inspire in us today he inspired in those days, not only in the Jewish religious authorities, but also in his own disciples. Among these latter, however, the attraction of Jesus turned out to be stronger than the fear. Something of that nature is what is asked of us today: that same confident following of Jesus which dares to hear the oft-repeated words, “Do not be afraid”.