There is no fear in love,
but perfect love casts out fear.
—1 John 4.18
"I bathe in the river of your love.
It washes away all fear
of being judged, inadequate or punished.
I let your river flow through me,
not my love but yours,
flowing to all the world, even the unlovable.
In your love I am not afraid
to love, to risk,
to be carried away by the river.
In love I will coerce no one
or make them afraid,
but only set them free.
Give me wisdom to notice
when I am afraid
and to choose love instead.
In your perfect love I am not afraid.
I am grateful.
I am free."
May we all know this love and freedom.