Religion Insights columnist for The Herald-Palladium

Spiritual masters, including the Psalmist David, Moses, Jesus and the Buddha, have taught us that love conquers fear, that love is always greater than fear. Why is it so hard to remember this as we go through life?

It is so easy for us to be consumed with fear, guilt, worry, frustration, anger, self-judgment and judgment of others. All this while oftentimes it is so difficult to remember the true essence of who we really are; we were divinely made! Why is it so hard to live that? Why is it so hard to believe that we are always supported and guided by spirit when we open our hearts and minds?

Today’s Insights was written by the Rev. Linda Gunter, an ordained interfaith minister. She retired as the CEO of Peace Village, and is the former CEO of Hospice at Home in Southwest Michigan. She has been a guest minister at churches throughout Southwest Michigan. Insights is written by area clergy every weekend to give different viewpoints on a variety of topics.