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sr.Jane Mary Wangari(sfo)
May our Lord bless you as you minister unto us.Im greatful to your input to the 2nd Advent message and yes getting an insight to the history of the day makes the meditation of the word understandable and meaningfull.
Peace and all good!
12/4/2009 4:09:13 AM
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Evelyn Yanira Novoa
God is about to act,as HE did 2000 years ago, as He did in the furties, as He did in the sixties as He did in the eigthies..and as He will do it now..!! ..God will always act UPON THE HOPE AGAINST HOPE... THANK YOU father BARRONS for showing me the UNCONDITIONAL LOVE OF GOD..ALWAYS ACTING UPON OUR changes IN time and always bringing us HOPE... TO CONVERT OUR WAYS AND PREPERE HIS WAY....
12/5/2009 7:54:16 PM
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Jason B
I've been living in Colombia for a few years now and I miss very much hearing the homily in English. Thank you so much for all that you do! You do contribute to the fire in my heart!
12/6/2009 6:01:55 AM
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Rosemarie
Missed you on Relevant Radio the
past few Sundays. So blessed to
receive the internet message.
12/6/2009 10:34:46 PM
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Giovanni Secchi
Dear Fr. Robert,

Your approach is well-structured and easy to understand, and yet very profound and helpful for our spiritual need to grow in our Faith. Thank you very much!

In the course of time my grown knowledge of apologetcs is more and more confronted with the need to put it into practice. Recently I have been challenged by someone with a (supposedly) Catholic upbringing, who claims to be a Protestant, whereas his arguments sound relativistic or even agnostic, treating the Bible like a questionable, merely historical source, but hardly as God’s revealed Word coming to life in the liturgy. While reasoning with him, I had to deal with central aspects of the Sunday readings. What brings us back to the path of the Lord? If we look to St. John the Baptist, the answer is very clear: repentence! But the notion of it in our mind is too narrow. The main concern behind it is the restoration of the covenantal relationship with God. I find very significant, what Moses said, before God announced the Covenant: (NAB) Exo 34:9 „[...], O Lord, do come along in our company. This is indeed a stiff-necked people; yet pardon our wickedness and sins, and receive us as your own.", and in v.10 the Lord answers „"Here, then, said the LORD, is the covenant I will make.“ That’s decisive: „Receive us as your own.“, and then God’s Word performs the change in reality. -> In true Faith we find our fulfillment in giving ourselves (‚back’) to our Creator, so that we can live our lives participating in His inner life of self-giving love, and Christ’s Cross and Resurrection present’s us God’s self-sacrificial love, which can be concretely experienced by our souls, if we receive the Lord’s Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity (see 1Co 10:16). It is a movement of embracemt coming from us and from God resulting in the spiritual encounter and holy touch, and this should be ideally the state of our hearts for our lifetime on Earth and then perfected in Heaven. It is a tremendous coherence that we are graced to partake in such a convergence towards a union with God, taking place in our hearts, being not less miraculous like the „bush, though on fire“ never „consumed“ (Exo 3:2). Our Faith grows towards the unchanging Sun, the "I am who am." (Exo 3:14). Let us open our spiritual eyes (Eph 1:18) and be trustful to our „Husband“ (Hos 4:16) and let us be always ready to keep the Covenant with God or to reconcile with our Heavenly Father through the gracious sacreaments flowing from the Lamb of God in blood and water (John 19:34; 1John 5:6).
12/9/2009 11:15:02 PM
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Kathryn
A superb sermon. Definitely bears repeating! ;D Advent peace to you!
12/4/2012 5:14:55 PM
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