DO NOT FEAR!
An Analysis of the Worst of Emotions
When the angels announced the coming of Jesus to the shepherds of Bethlehem, their first words were, "Do not fear!"; and when they brought to the women in Jerusalem the news of the Resurrection of Jesus, they began again, "Do not fear". It would seem that the message that Jesus comes to bring to men and women with his presence on earth and his death on the cross is the abolishing of fear from our hearts. And it would also seem that the message goes largely unheeded, as the angels had to repeat at the end what they had said at the beginning. The last lesson in the angelic manual for humanity's salvation is the same as the first: "Do not fear!"