Saturday, December 12, 2009

Fear This!

The concept of fear has negative connotations in modern society. To fear is considered a sign of weakness. Christians are called to "fear the Lord", but fear in this sense means "wonder" and "awe". I pray that you experience the wonder of God in your life today, and stand in awe of his greatness.

Fear of the Lord is glory and splendor,
gladness and a festive crown.
Fear of the Lord warms the heart,
giving gladness and joy and length of days.
He who fears the Lord will have a happy end;
even on the day of his death he will be blessed.
The beginning of wisdom is fear of the Lord,
which is formed with the faithful in the womb.

Book of Sirach 1:9-12

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