At church last Saturday, the priest asked what we feared. I fear snakes. It's probably an irrational fear but I know I am not alone and many others are as afraid of them as I am. I'm not sure why they give me the shivers because I know that they are good for keeping vermin down but they still seem to me to be slimey, slithery creatures. I must have inherited the fear from my dad.
At one time, I was deathly afraid of guns. I eventually overcame that fear by taking a gun safety class and learning how to handle and shoot a gun. I even bought a handgun that has only been used one time at a shooting range. This was how I beat out that fear and maybe that is how all fears should be dealt with.