Having lunch with someone today? Want to impress a few people at break or at dinner tonight? Here are three big words for today, and one little one.
Triskaidekaphobia (from greek tris=three, kai=and, deka=ten) is a fear of the number thirteen. Here’s an [example].
A specific fear of Friday the 13th (that’s today) is called paraskavedekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia.
Might take a few minutes of practice to get the pronunciation down, but could be worth it, hmm?
The short word? Trust. I’m thinking of Psalm 115.11 where it’s used:
You who fear Him, trust in the LORD — He is their help and shield.
What’s a number to be afraid of, when there’s God to trust in? He’s as strong on a thirteenth that falls on Friday as on Saturday the fourteenth or Thursday the twelfth.