Last time in this space, we talked a bit about what the fear of the Lord is not: It is not servile or cringing fear. This is news to a lot of people in our culture — and not all of them are non-Catholics.
Still and all, it is true, and the proof of it is seen in the most perfect lover of God the Father: namely, God the Son. Jesus feared the Lord, but he did not cringe before him. Rather, he held him in awe and majesty and adored him as Abba. How could he both fear and love God?
This puzzles moderns, but there is ancient wisdom in it — and the wisdom of childhood. One of the curious things about the way we are made is that very similar physiological reactions can accompany profoundly...READ MORE