“How would your life change if you could reduce your fear level by just 25%?” My pastor, Gordon Cosby, challenged me with this question years ago. I realized I had many unacknowledged fears. I had a powerful job and feared doing anything that might look controversial, so I was afraid to participate in peaceful demonstrations for causes I believed in. I wanted to volunteer at an AIDS hospice, but was afraid my colleagues might ostracize me. I wrote songs, but was afraid to sing them to others.