Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich): Fear Is the First Thing One Should Fight to Move in the Right Direction

First and foremost, people should overcome their fear, said Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich) in a program "Advice for Great Lent" on YouTube.

Otherwise, fear will not give us the opportunity to move in the right direction.

When we are in fear, we lose our sanity and are no longer able to soberly assess the situation and our position. We cannot work on our shortcomings, problems, until we get rid of fear. After all, we do not have the courage to admit them to ourselves and to begin to fight them.

Fear paints a false picture for us and we don’t see the real one.

“Fear has big eyes,” says popular wisdom. And this is true.

Due to fear, we see any obstacle as an insurmountable one and give up, surrendering to ordinary difficulties. We are intimidated and immobilized by fear. And this is a very dangerous surrender.

Fear will only increase its influence on a person and absorb him. As a result, the whole life can go on in a state of fear and horror.

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