I have often wondered why Scooby-Doo and the gang never catch on. Every episode they run away from monsters and goblins, only to find out at end that they are people in costume.
Perhaps, instead of looking for clues, asking questions, and investigating, they could save themselves a lot of time and effort by confronting the fake monster at the beginning when it first appears. Scooby and Shaggy always run away in fear. If they just pulled off the mask right away, the monster would be exposed as a fake-game over.
I’m a lot like Scooby in that way. I fear that I can be hurt by others, I worry that harm or lack may come to me or those I love, I attack others to cover over my sense of insecurity, I beat myself up with guilt after I fail. The truth is that I cannot be harmed by these things. Fear, worry, insecurity, guilt, are all monsters wearing masks. These things cannot hurt the true me.
I want to confront these things immediately upon their arrival in life, to pull off their masks and expose the truth. It takes courage at first but after a few victories I will realize that these have the substance of shadows and are powerless to harm me, for I, like you, am a Son of God.