“…your life is hidden with Christ in God” (Col 3:3). To understand what it means to be “hidden with Christ” prompts us to consult with St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897). In her short lifetime, she found that the secret of eternal happiness was to hide herself in him, to decrease that he might increase (see Jn 3:30).
On one of her trips to the United States, St. Teresa of Calcutta lamented that the disease of the West is loneliness. In her book, Essential Writings (NY: Orbis Books, 2005), she says: Jesus comes to meet us. To welcome him, let us go to meet him. He comes to us in the hungry, the naked, the
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” So we read in Proverbs 1:7, but what kind of fear leads to our becoming wiser and more knowledgeable persons? A simple example would be the fear of touching a hot stove top because we know it will scorch our fingers. Or the fear of walking alone through