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By guest editorial Michael Block
Columbus Avenue Baptist Church 

"All we have to fear" is still a timely message


It was the days of the great depression. Franklin Delano Roosevelt had been elected president, in the midst of America’s struggles which were affecting everyone in the country. In his first inaugural address he spoke these words: “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”

In these days of uncertainties and trials, we need to again hear these words. We are all making some radical changes in how we are living, and we search for something that we can control when everything seems to be out of control. So, in these times whe...

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