Fear at the Resurrection

It’s a little uncomfortable, perhaps even embarrassing, that the disciples were afraid on Easter Day.

The terror of the Nativity

Here is Isaac’s Fear revealed; here is Jacob’s ladder stretched out; here the prince of this world looks on, agape.

Do not be afraid: An Advent meditation

In the narratives of Jesus’ birth, one of the most striking elements is the angelic imperative “Do not be afraid!” It sounds forth time and again like a musical refrain.