Fear is injurious to the life of Faith: "O you men of little faith."
"There are many passions. The most fundamental passion is love, aroused by the attraction of the good. Love causes a desire for the absent good and the hope of obtaining it; this movement finds completion in the pleasure and joy of the good possessed. The apprehension of evil causes hatred, aversion, and fear of the impending evil; this movement ends in sadness at some present evil, or in the anger that resists it." (CCC 1765)
Meeting Christ in the Liturgy offers a reflection for Dominica IV Post Epiphaniam.
Deus, qui nos in tantis periculis constitutos, pro humana scis fragilitate non posse subsistere: da nobis salutem mentis et corporis; ut ea, quae pro peccatis nostris patimur, te adjuvante, vincamus.
Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.
(Art: BRUEGHEL I, Jan, Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 1596. Oil on copper 26,6 x 35 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.)
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