Psalm 27:1

 The Lord is my light and my salvation, who shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1).

Recently I was reading Dante’s Inferno, and came across a line that was at once obvious, and yet profound: 

We should fear those things alone

that have the power to harm. 

Nothing else is frightening. 

It raises the all-important question—what has the power to harm?  There are real answers to that question.  And the child of God will answer the question differently than the child of the world.