This blog is based on references in the Bible to fear. God wills that we “BE NOT AFRAID”. Many theologians state that the eighth deadly sin is fear. It is fear and its natural animal reaction to fight or flight that is the root cause of our failings to create a Kingdom of God on earth. By “the power of the Holy Spirit” we can be witnesses and “communicators” of a new and redeemed humanity “even to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:7 8). This blog is dedicated to Mary the Mother of God.
FEAST OF ST. JOHN OF CAPISTRANO Job, Chapter 21, Verse 28 And to mortals he said: See: the fear of the Lord is wisdom; and avo...
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Jeremiah, Chapter 2, verse 19:
19 Your own wickedness chastises you, your own
infidelities punish you. Know then, and
see, how evil and bitter is your forsaking the LORD, your God, And your showing
no fear of me, oracle of the Lord, the GOD of hosts.
The Second Sorrowful Mystery
THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Mortification
of the senses
1.They bound Jesus and delivered Him to Pilate. And
Pilate asked Him, "Art thou the king of the Jews?" (Mark 15:1-2)
2.Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this
world. But thou sayest it; I am a king." (John 18:36-37)
3."This is why I was born, and why I have come into
the world, to bear witness to the truth." (John 18:37)
4.Then Pilate said, “I find no guilt in this man. I will
therefore chastise Him and release Him." (Luke 23:4, 16)
5.Pilate then took Jesus and had Him scourged. (John
6.Oppressed and condemned, He was taken away, a man of
suffering. (Isa. 53:8, 3)
7.Though He was harshly treated, He submitted, like a
lamb led to the slaughter. (Isa. 53:7)
8.He was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins.
9.It was our infirmities that He bore, our sufferings,
that He endured. (Isa. 53:4)
Him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by His stripes we are healed.