Definition: (1) regarded with deep respect, love, awe, or affection; to venerate, honor; or hold in esteem; admired; (2) feeling profound respect or expressing adoring veneration; worshipful

Derivation: Latin, “to fear”

• Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. — John Milton (1608-1674) English poet civil servant
• Nature best teaches how to pray, and how to reverence all the gifts the Almighty has given us. She is like a vast outspread handkerchief, embroidered with God’s eternal name, on which we may dry alike our tears of sorrow and of joy; she turns weeping into ecstasy, and fills our hearts with speechless, quiet reverence and resignation. — Robert Schumann (1810–1856) German composer