S02 E16 Fear and Burial (Tobit Ch.14 - Finale)
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
In this Season Finale, I unpack 2 key questions revolving Life and Death for Christians from Tobit Ch.14:
1) What does the “fear of the Lord” mean to you today? In what ways is it a virtue, and how does it fulfil the New Covenant?
2) What is the significance of a "proper burial?” What is the purpose of a funeral? How does the deceased and the living benefit from it? And what expressions of Hope should be evident at a funeral for Christians?
The Bible I am reading from is the New American Bible or the NAB online version taken from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops or the USCCB website: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/tobit/14. For the Book of Tobit, I also refer to the online version of the Douay-Rheims Bible – which is a translation from the Latin Vulgate, whereas the NAB is translated from the Septuagint or the Greek version.
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Thank you & God Bless.
What is the merit of almsdeed from the Book of Tobit? How beneficial it is to bury the dead?
What is the Fear of the Lord? What does it mean to you today? In what ways is it a virtue, and how does it fulfil the New Covenant?
What are your "Wonder and Awe" about God?
What is the significance of a "proper burial?” What is the purpose of a funeral? How does the deceased and the living benefit from it? And what expressions of Hope should be evident at a funeral?
References made in this episode
Bible Verses ( in the order of citation)
Tb 12:8; 6; 18
Tb 14:6-7, 9
Si 1:11-12; 14; Prov 1:7
1 Jn 4:19
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Other Resource/Adaptation Links
Augustine of Hippo, Sermon 226, on the Blessed Tobias
Ambrosiaster, Quaestiones Veteris et Novi Testamenti, De Tobia, PL 35.2363-4
St Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica