Fear of the Lord

Be Not Afraid—Follow the Good Shepherd

"Christ, the Good Shepherd" (detail) by Murillo

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want…” (Psalm 23:1). Who We Are It is incredibly important that we fully know and understand who we are. We are God’s special creation. He has made each of us in His image and likeness, in freedom and love and invited us to spend all eternity sharing in His glory and blessedness […]

Daily Reflection — Who do you fear?

"Charity of St. Elizabeth of Hungary" (detail) by Edmund Blair Leighton

A Daily Reflection on the Scripture Readings at Mass… “Hallelujah! Blessed the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commands. Lavishly he gives to the poor; his righteousness shall endure forever; his horn shall be exalted in honor.” (Psalm 112:1,9) Who do you fear? Fear of the Lord is one of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. This fear, given by the Holy […]

Be Not Afraid—Trust in the Good Shepherd

"Christ, the Good Shepherd" (detail) by Murillo

A Growing Concern We live in a world that is at times dark and dangerous. In a moment all can change; our earthly lives can end. Deadly violence unlooked for, unexpected, senseless and sudden can come from natural and man-made sources. That the world is filled with sin, violence and death is mankind’s choice, not God’s will. He permits our freedom […]

Encountering the Word — Isaiah 11:1-3

Photography © by Andy Coan

“There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be in the fear […]

Encountering the Word — Isaiah 11:2

Photography © by Andy Coan

“The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.” (Isaiah 11:2) Please share on social media. Print this entry

Merry Christmas from Integrated Catholic Life

"Adoration of the Shepherds" (detail) by Murillo

And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped […]