Last month, our oldest child graduated from eighth grade.  I’m not sure how this happened, which I realize is what everyone says when they experience the brevity of their children’s time in the nest.  Everyone who goes before us tells us it will be brief, but it’s not until it hits you in the gut that you genuinely appreciate the magnitude of the wise warning.  But, that’s not my focus today … today, I’m thinking about fear. The entire graduation ceremony was wonderful, but what stuck with me most was a quote from St. John Paul II that our principal shared in his closing remarks:  “Do not be afraid of holiness.”  While I was thankful our daughter could hear those words as she started…