In today's first reading we hear:
perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love.
This raises one simple question for each of us: What is the place of fear in my life ?
Despite everything God has said and done, how much do any of us allow fear to be a part of our life?
It is a very natural thing for us to feel fear. For that reason St. John provides us with the remedy. Turn to that presence of God that dwells in us through faith and love and allow it, allow him to drive out the fear.