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.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Chapter 7, verse 17
17They will lick
the dust like a snake, like crawling things on the ground; They will come
quaking from their strongholds; they will tremble in fear of you, the
LORD, our God.
name means “who is like Yahweh”. Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)
Today during Holy Week, on this day the gospels are silent.
us this day practice silence as much as possible and contemplate on our God and
Savior. Say the Shema Yisraeland call
on the Holy Spirit to make this day a turning point in your life.
the Holy Spirit to help you realize the universe is more than what we can see,
touch and feel. We are not crawly things and we need not build strongholds. May our fear, be the Holy fear, of men of
God. This day let us ask the Holy Spirit
to help us to know God is without limitations. Help us in the quiet of this day
to realize that Jesus Christ, the begotten son of the Living God, came to
Jerusalem this week to have mercy on me a sinner.
our silence, we may this day discover, we are a useless servant yet we are
chosen for love
by an all-powerful God who chose to become man to suffer the pains of this week
in our stead and to save us not only from damnation but to show us how to live
and be true men.
Larry Baumann, The excitement of the spiritual Life.