33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time A20
Terror; dread; anxiety; panic; afraid; scared; trepidation; intimidation; gut-wrenching. What do all those words have in common? They are all synonyms of the word FEAR.
Now there are many things we fear, many things to be afraid of, to be anxious about, to be scared of, to be terrified of, to view with trepidation, or to be intimidated by: for instance COVID-19; failure in school, at work or in relationships; facing the unknown; and my personal favorite, writing and delivering homilies.
All the readings today speak of fear, either directly or indirectly. But I want to concentrate on one aspect: FEAR OF THE LORD.