There’s a disease on the move that’s even deadlier than Ebola.
It is invisible and highly contagious. It spreads with lightning speed and paralyzes its victims. It turns people, communities and nations against each other.
The disease is fear.
Anxiety and dread seem to permeate our nation — and many of our churches — at the moment. Threats abound: Ebola, ISIS, mindless violence, multiplying enemies. There’s a general sense that the world is spinning out of control and no one knows what to do about it — certainly not the institutions and experts we once looked to for guidance.
(To explore ways to follow Jesus into a dark world, visit http://imb.org/go/serving.aspx)