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January 5, 2018
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January 5, 2018

Replace fear with faith – deacon at Holy Innocents Mass

Children line up to kiss a figurine of the baby Jesus held by Deacon Toussaint. Photo: Lara Pickford-Gordon

“In anger people do things they regret later on, say things they regret later on,” Deacon Lennox Toussaint told children. He explained King Herod’s anger and fear of a baby he thought was a competitor for his throne caused him to order all sons to be killed.

“He saw all as a threat; he did not know which [baby] was Jesus. He was angry and fearful; fear is man’s greatest enemy. We must replace fear with faith,” Deacon Toussaint said. The children Herod killed went straight to Heaven because they were martyrs for Jesus.

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