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“Certain offices in human society require the officeholder to be loved and feared of men.”

Here is a little Patristiblogger offering for your midday consideration.
This morning a priest friend and I were talking about the problems of leadership and being hated, loved, or feared.
Classic question: Is it better to be loved or feared?
Machiavelli had his … Continue reading

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John 14:1 – “Do not let your hearts be troubled.”

“Noli timere!  Fear not!  Do not be afraid!”
No matter how we might phrase it, this confident reliance on God, which seeks to look beyond the present moment, is at the heart of the Christian message.
With that in mind, I was … Continue reading

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