Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue
The Reverend Annie Foerster
“Reverence begins in a deep understanding of human limitations: from this grow the capacity to be in awe of whatever we believe lies outside our control. The capacity for awe, as it grows, brings with it the capacity for respecting fellow human beings, flaws and all.” Thus wrote author Paul Woodruff in his book on reverence. I will use it as a jumping-off place to explore this often misunderstood emotion.