How does one develop a proper sense of Reverence?

Knowing Is Doing | 12/9/2019 | Staff
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Chesterton follows this description by reminding his reader that throughout the various places, people and situations Christ encounters, His face is set toward the mountain city[2] meaning Christ never loses sight of the premise and eventual result of His journey. In other words, Christ provides us with an example of unwavering sacrificial love that He knows will lead to His impending crucifixion. The simplicity of this story I dare say presents the measure of a Father’s will to save His children even to the point of the sacrificial offering of His only-begotten Son. There is a distinctive universality coupled with a sense of simplicity that bellows from God’s sacrificial act who is Reverence par-excellence. God never creates without a sense of reverence due to the distinctive reverential character of what He has created. Because the created order is composed of spirit and matter both are not mutually exclusive but intertwined and radiate a reverential beauty reflective of the Father’s love for His children. In short, He respects and loves His own children.

What do we mean by Reverence?

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The term reverence is traditionally attributed to an act or behavior affirming something perceived as divine and holy. Reverence is a virtue that directs honor and respect toward another person. In effect it’s acknowledging the dignity of another person e.g. recognizing the person as a gift from God. The nature of reverence stems from our own Christian anthropology that consists of an identity that comes from God further strengthened in the name of Christ by way of the sacrament of baptism. Reverence expresses a call to recognize God in awe and wonder as evident in the book of Leviticus where we discover God’s directive toward Israel to exercise moral holiness by keeping the sabbath and exercise reverence toward God’s sanctuary.[3]

Israel’s reminder to specifically...
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