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Ely Black
Beautiful sermon. God bless you.
11/24/2009 1:20:31 AM
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Fr. Godwin Asuquo
Beatiful Advent homily and a good reminder that we are in but not of the world.
11/28/2009 3:36:01 PM
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Evelyn Yanira Novoa
Nothing Last...!! the cosmos, every earthly attachment collapsed no matter how well we care for it...!!
upon life review we all learn, that reality of our being... what I learn today is that:in the mids of all that truthfulness... THERE IS HOPE...thank you Fr. Barrons.. those 4 letters, the word...HOPE... was missing in my reflection...
11/28/2009 11:49:11 PM
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bridget
good sermon
11/29/2009 10:50:32 PM
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Mary Kate
Word on Fire is a lifeline for my faith.
11/30/2009 11:22:34 AM
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Giovanni Secchi
Dear Fr. Robert, even though very late, my words might be still welcome. Thank you so much that we can rely on you and your excellent sermons. Unfortunately it cannot be taken for granted to listen to a homily on a Sunday Holy Mass, at least it is my experience, that the sermon is sometimes replaced by silence or by statements that appear to be rather isolated from the Sunday Gospel text, instead dealing with the concerns of the people about economics or appealing to one's general readiness to help -- nothing at all against it, but such components should be placed at the very end of a real homily. Nowadays, there is such a gigantic need of catechetic instruction among many Catholics (of course I include myself), and a real sermon has to explain and to expound the readings from Holy Scripture, and the opportunity should be embraced for some more general aspects of our Faith. Again thank you so much that we can count on you.

One aspect caught very much my attention: the difference between the unchangeable reality of God and the fading, superficial man-made attractions. Only what does not change, can reasonably claim to be the centre of our hope and our trust. This is so simple and so basic. For instance, a little baby absolutely needs the parents also psychologically as attachment figures, otherwise a deficit in this regard would be bad for the child's development, health and well-being. In regard to our Heavenly Father, this is so true for all of us, who live from God’s nurturing Love. Another example can be seen in the physical phenomena of the Creation. The laws of nature remain always the same, even though it might be "boring" for our eyes, the Earth circles around the Sun, again and again ... - and we place reliance on that simple fact even unknowingly, blindly, although our everyday life completely depends on that. Constant structures ensure that the molecules keep together. Interestingly the ancient languages use terms for the ordered nature of the physical reality, which denote also the idea of beauty.: “KOSMOS” (gr. ) and “FORMOSITAS” (lat.). -- God's nature is characterised by eternal constancy resulting from His life-giving Love and Goodness. This is reflected in many bible passages, and these belong to my favorite ones.

Deu 32:3-4
"For I shall proclaim the name of Yahweh. Oh, tell the greatness of our God! 4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are equitable. A trustworthy God who does no wrong, he is the Honest, the Upright One! "

Psa 31:5-7
"to your hands I commit my spirit, by you have I been redeemed. God of truth, 6 you hate those who serve useless idols; but my trust is in Yahweh: 7 I will delight and rejoice in your faithful love! [...]"

Psa 25:4-13
"DIRECT me in your ways, Yahweh, and teach me your paths. 5 ENCOURAGE me to walk in your truth and teach me since you are the God who saves me. FOR my hope is in you all day long -- such is your generosity, Yahweh. 6 GOODNESS and faithful love have been yours for ever, Yahweh, do not forget them. 7 HOLD not my youthful sins against me, but remember me as your faithful love dictates. 8 INTEGRITY and generosity are marks of Yahweh for he brings sinners back to the path. 9 JUDICIOUSLY he guides the humble, instructing the poor in his way. 10 KINDNESS unfailing and constancy mark all Yahweh's paths, for those who keep his covenant and his decrees. 11 LET my sin, great though it is, be forgiven, Yahweh, for the sake of your name. 12 MEN who respect Yahweh, what of them? He teaches them the way they must choose. 13 NEIGHBOURS to happiness will they live, and their children inherit the land."
12/3/2009 11:47:04 AM
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mmdv
Father, your sermons are very inspirational. You are truly a follower of Jesus. You feed your sheep.
12/10/2009 9:49:15 PM
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Jack evans
thanks for posting your homilies and reflections.
12/17/2009 12:04:19 AM
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CLD
Father, you are a gift from God to this world! Refreshing, aticulate, a heralder of absolute truth in an age of deception and lies. I propose replacing the evening news with you for however long it takes to wake people up!
8/14/2010 7:31:01 AM
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