The world is divided into those who Fear and those who love. Those who fear, fear the happening of a thing negatively perceived by them, consequently want to avoid those perceptions which induce fear. But those who love, want to do something or want something to happen. A thing which they positively perceive would elicit happiness, safety, security etc. The fear factor underlies all love, but the overcoming of fear, after it crosses a threshold, inspires love. The old testament predominantly exhorts, FEAR NOT. But the new testament of Christ, exhorts LOVE- the love that inspires brotherhood and allays humans fearing other humans or unpleasant situations . This was the rending of the veil- the mental liberation of fear granted through the crucifixion of the Christ. He that hath an ear, let him hear.
September 5, 2008