“Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors to Christ.”
-Venerable John Paul II
Did you know that the phrase “be not afraid” is the phrase used most in the bible? I’ve listed some of my favorite “Be not afraid” moments from the New Testament.
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” Matthew 14:27 (Jesus walking on the water. Peter thinks he is seeing a ghost. )
But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. Luke 1:13
And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Luke 1:30
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (Jesus foretells his Ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit.) John 14:27