Why do we fear and or run from Love?
1) It exposes need or lack … this comes from religious law and it does a Very good job of it.
2) It breaks comfortable defenses … this is The Gift of Grace and the Journey of a Lifetime IF you take it.
“Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.  For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” – John 1:16-17
The Truth will set you Free But The Truth is Not a bunch of facts or doctrine!
The Truth Is Jesus Christ and the greater we can Rest in this understanding the Greater we can Be at Peace with Love.
Its a simple way to see life, living, Love and Loving perhaps but after a whole lot of pain and sorrow, this has been the only way I have found to make sense of it all.
So what does it look like to break comfortable defenses:
1) fear becomes exposed and Perfect Love invites us to give it to Him. For me I struggle with fear that someone close will die, that hurts So I avoid intimacy.
2) pain becomes exposed and Perfect Love pleads with us to let Him have it. For me I have struggled to forgive others from past situations and that cost me a lot of smiles and laughter in life.
We are All a work in progress in Growing Love, Peace and Truth to heal ourselves and others. Below is a link to something that helped my Healing Journey tremendously. I Hope and pray it helps yours as well.