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    Sermon 517 : The Bracing Figure of John the Baptist : Second Sunday of Advent

    12/5/2010
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    The first step in the spiritual life is simple: you must see your life not as your own project but as a vehicle for God's purposes. However, we are all absorbed in our own lives, forgetting that the road to God is one of self-forgetfulness. This disposition helps us to focus on Christ and his mission. But in order for us to do this we must be cleansed of all attachments and baptized in the fiery love of God.
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Dave Z
I love Eucharistic adoration as a means to "go to the desert", in other words to a place free of all the distractions of this life. Thanks Fr. Barron for another great message.
11/30/2010 3:15:52 PM
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ROSA MARIA
I enjoy all the meditations on the word from Father Barron.
He help me to light up my love and passion for my creator.
11/30/2010 5:16:25 PM
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ROSA MARIA
I like it a lot.
All of us need to be like Maria, the sister of Lazaro, choosing the best part, nobody can take it from us.
11/30/2010 6:14:15 PM
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james Robdau
Thank you father for bringing me home
12/2/2010 1:09:28 AM
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Kenneth Brady
Excellent, thank you for all your hard work and sharing yourself and your gifts with us throughout the world
12/3/2010 6:11:08 AM
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Fr. Jim Doyle
Thanks Father Barron for such good insights into Sunday's Scripture. They will help me with my own homily. Keep up the good work and God bless you.
12/4/2010 7:02:32 AM
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rgeorge
father- thank you for another great message! your weekly homilies help me with my sermon preparation. peace!
12/4/2010 7:12:13 PM
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roy nakamoto
Fr. Robert Barron

Your sermon is very precise on the scripture of the Bible and I'm glad to have found you, although I'm not catholic and I hope this does make any difference. I consider myself a follower of Jesus Christ and believe the Bible is about love and forgiveness.

Roy
12/5/2010 9:48:37 AM
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Rene
Father Barron, this sermon is another example of the great service you render to us by placing Scripture accounts in their original context. Understanding what something meant to a first century Jew or learning a more "precise" translation or explanation from the original Greek is so illuminating. Thank you for devoting your gifts of education and communication to the building up of God's Kingdom in the here and now.
12/5/2010 10:45:07 AM
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S. Mary Roger Madden
You are my great discovery in the winter of my life. Thank you.(I promote you throughut our health care community with little flyers each Saturday.)
12/5/2010 12:08:55 PM
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Agnieszka
Thank you, Father.
That gospel is so powerful, and your homily does give it justice;
the Holy Spirit blows through it like "a scorching wind", setting our hearts on fire (paraphrasing my favorite theologian).
12/5/2010 5:03:02 PM
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michael jaffray king
Change my life!!

My life, what's left of it, is not about me....
How can I implement that thought and make it an action???
Jesus can do it!! I cant...These Advent weeks can be the start of the change...
I can be baptised in the Holy Spirit and be set on FIRE..
Detachment seems so impossible but when one begins to realise that what we get in exchange is millions of times better.
Saint John the Baptist please pray for us and please pray for the Word on Fire project. Saint John the Baptist we really need you.
Help!!!
12/6/2010 12:20:39 AM
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Cecilianne Duello
Excellent homily for Second Sunday of Advent - Point that touched me concerned addressing distractions and addictions in my life. Thanks!
12/6/2010 8:57:52 PM
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Patty
thanks for the great homily. My biggest challenge this advent is the scourge of distractions. Just as I want to quiet down and enjoy this season in contemplating the joyous birth of our Lord and Saviour, there is so many problems flying at me from different directions and I am at odds on how to handle them. But I will go on retreat this Christmas and trust in God's provision. Your best relationship must be with our Lord Jesus. God bless you all.
12/7/2010 1:53:16 PM
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Lynn
I just discovered this site tonight. I'm going to share it with my Bible study group. This gives added meaning to what we're learning. I didn't see the Holy Spirit quite this way before. Thank you!
1/14/2012 11:37:09 PM
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