There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18
Before you freak out (you know who you are), I found this quote noted in a left-wing political discussion of war (in case that helps... but then, it could hurt I suppose). It struck a chord with me.
It made me think of fear-based cycling, and how people let their fears dictate their actions, and cripple their love (for cycling). Fear of punishment (evil cars). The desire to punish others because of their own fears. And so I was reminded of this.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Gentle readers, may you continue to overpower fear, and grow in your love of simply cycling.