There are certain things I’m afraid of. Heights, clowns, and tornadoes top the list, alongside the more subtle things like harm coming to my wife or children when I’m not able to protect them. I’ve been known to get a bit nervous when I get a roller coaster, because I have these unshakable images of that being the one time the whole contraption is going to fall to pieces, right as I’m on it.
But on thing that simply does not scare me in the least is when someone decides to stop being a Christian.
I don’t mean I’m not concerned for their soul – I totally am! But I’m definitely not afraid that something is going to happen to the Church as a whole, that the entire system of faith is going to collapse, or that someone’s conversion away represents any other kind of danger to Christianity.