Faith-Based Fear Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of

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Faith-Based Fear Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of

By | 2015-08-11T00:19:01+00:00 August 11, 2015|Aquinas on Faith, Theological Virtues, Theology|

This is the sixth video in a series on St. Thomas Aquinas and the virtue of faith.

The most frightening part of being in love is the knowledge that we are capable of hurting the person we love. Because when our love is genuine, that’s the last thing we want—to say or do something that offends or hurts our beloved.

When the Scriptures promote and celebrate the “fear of the Lord,” as they do repeatedly, they are appealing to this kind of fear. In this video, Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P., of the Eastern Province of St. Joseph, comments on St. Thomas’ treatment of filial fear as an effect of faith.

 

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