When I talk with many of our senior saints one of the concerns or fears I hear expressed the most is basophobia. You didn’t know that did you. It is also call FOF, fear of falling. When we get older it is a legitimate concern. If you have fallen before it is an especially big concern. For some of us this fear is on our mind a lot, we worry about it, we take precautions, we use extra means to keep it from happening, like canes and walkers and removing obstacles. That’s wisdom.
There is a parallel between our fear of physically falling and spiritually falling. We should treat them both in similar ways and be just as diligent with guarding against both. In fact, we should be more diligent in guarding against spiritual falling.
What is more important, our bodies or our souls? Didn’t Jesus say,