Fearing the Lord … and Not Being Afraid

Published in: 2013 Conference

Author: Fr. Paul Scalia

The sixth speaker was Fr. Paul Scalia,  Chairman of the Board of Directors of Courage and Chaplain for the Arlington, VA chapter. His talk was titled, “Fearing the Lord … and Not Being Afraid.” He makes the distinction between good fear of the Lord which is based on love and is a gift from God that brings us closer to Him verses a bad fear based on a false belief that God is an avenging God. Understanding this is key to developing a proper relationship with our all loving yet almighty God.