Fear of the Lord… I like to think of it as being afraid of hurting the Lord.
I don’t want to dissapoint Him, I want God to be proud of me.
"These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me."
Fat lotta good spiritual practice will do if you’re forced to do it (i.e. kids being forced into going to church and family rosary) This is why parents should teach a love of Jesus AND of His Church.
We cultivate our gifts at our own pace in direct proportion to our cooperate with the Divine Life.
When I first felt the fear of the Lord… Well I knew right then and there what baptism and confirmation really did, let me tell you that.
Ever notice how baptized individuals (and further, confirmed individuals) tend to be pursued by God much harder, and even MORE so if that person has other people praying for them, and even MORE so if Mary is asked to intervene. These are things I’ve noticed in my own experience (this is just a personal speculation)