Honey, I Shrunk the Church : A Catholic Reflection:
"The Holy Spirit lavishes us with grace to expand. Yet we must put aside our old, fearful nature which shrinks from the fear of man. Jesus taught that no one sews a new 'unshrunken' cloth onto an old cloth (Mt 9:16), else it would tear loose. We can't mix our old 'shrinking-violet' ways with the Holy Spirit. Nothing good comes from shrinking away. As Job proclaims: 'What I fear overtakes me, and what I shrink from comes upon me' (Jb 3:25)."