I had no fear of the truth, though; by God's grace I had no fear. When I lived my double life (years prior) I guarded everything in my life with intensity. I didn't want anyone to rummage through my wallet, my cell phone calls, my text messages, my vehicle, my computer records, or my bank transactions, and I made darn sure that those items were kept safe from prying eyes. Since January 2008 -- that blessed month of severe mercy -- I couldn't care less if someone wanted to go through my records with a fine-tooth comb, and in the case of the authorities in my life, I wish they would be so thorough. How true I found these proverbial words to be: "The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion" (Proverbs 28:1).A good bit of Eric's story appears in my forthcoming book Gospel Wakefulness.
Perfect love drives out fear, friends. When one is hidden in Christ, he has nothing left to hide.