“Fear and Trembling” at the coming of the Lord

By Joe LaGuardia What is it like for you to experience God when God draws near? Some say that experiencing God is like being a first-time father in a labor and delivery room as his wife is pushing and breathing and crying and hoping.  New life is about to erupt on the scene, and itsContinue reading ““Fear and Trembling” at the coming of the Lord”

The day after Easter: Fear and Joy

According to Matthew’s gospel, on the morning that Jesus rose from the dead, several women were commissioned to tell the disciples all that had taken place. It says that they left the tomb “with fear and great joy” (28:8). Fear and joy is not a likely pair.  Usually, we experience one or the other.  We fearContinue reading “The day after Easter: Fear and Joy”