Sirach, Chapter 1, Verse 27
For the fear of the Lord is wisdom and discipline; faithfulness and humility are his delight.
For Catholics today is the Feast of St. Basil who stated, When I think of all this, I am left terrorized and swallowed up with fear that, because of fickleness of heart or preoccupation with things of no importance, I may weaken in my love of God and even become a reason of shame or disorder for Christ.
This is also the 9th day of Christmas and the nine lady’s dancing is a sign of the fruits of the Holy Spirit for those who are not afraid: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.