Sorry, I was wondering if anyone could help me with another difficulty I have with possible conflicting teachings.
JP II taught us to “Be Not Afraid”, a message that I really like. Go forth, be a brave Catholic, be true to God, and it’ll all be good. I like that.
However, St. Paul wrote for us to “work out our salvation with fear and trembling”. Doesn’t that directly conflict with JP II? Why would St. Paul write that? I have an anxiety disorder and panic attacks as it is, even though I am a practicing Catholic, I don’t seem to need any more fear and trembling in my life, especially when I want to view my faith as a source of hope and comfort like I thought I was supposed to do.
So between JP II and St. Paul, who’s right and who’s wrong?Should I relax, or keep freaking out?
In more sincere Catholic confusion,