In the delightful movie Monsters Inc., an entire society of monsters finds their fuel source in the energy created from children's frightened screams. The heroes of the movie discover that children aren't so bad and that they can generate energy from their laughter even more than from their screams. Could it be that laughter and love are more powerful than fear and anger? The Bible agrees when it says, "Perfect love casts out fear."

Illustration by J. Michael Shannon, Professor of Preaching, Cincinnati Bible College & Seminary, Cincinnati, OH.