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    Sermon 524 : Following The Lord : 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

    1/23/2011
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    All of us want to live to the fullest. However, most of us never find the one thing that will inspire us to dedicate our whole lives to it. It is amazing to hear of how the first people who responded to Christ dedicated their whole lives to him. Their encounter with Christ sent them on a path they never dreamed of. Paradoxically, this path was marked by great joy and suffering; but, nevertheless, they lived life to the fullest.
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Nancy Tolisano
Father Barron- Thank you again for outstanding insight into the word of God. Giving ourselves fully to God is what we are made for, but I know that I fall short of that every day. With the encouragement given to us in the scriptures and your helpful and delightful way of teaching, I hope to be more successful in the future.
1/18/2011 10:26:17 PM
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Richard Wise
Father Baron - Never understood just how much I fall short of the first apostles , but understand how my focus has to be on Jesus Christ all else is transient as much as I love my wife one day it will end in death; but Jesus is forever
1/19/2011 5:18:21 PM
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michael jaffray king
The very best in my opinion!
http://www.wordonfire.org/WOF-Radio/Sermons/Sermon-Archive-for-2010/Sermon-524-Following-The-Lord-3rd-Sunday-of.aspx

Everything Father Bob writes is just great.. Many times I have said that this or that is a classic!..
However in my opinion this is the very best ever. Why???
Because it relates directly to my life..
When I fell in Love with Jesus some 45 years ago, I wanted to give my all to it..
I had just given my all to Yacht racing but even though I won countless races it never satisfied.
Just as Keith Richards heard Chicago Blues music, I found Jesus and I wanted to live like him and follow him to win souls for His Kingdom!!!.
I wasn't so interested in how spiritual I was and am, but I just wanted to step out by faith..
In the Protestant Churches there did not exist an opportunity like Saint Francis but for me Thank the Lord... The Children of God arrived in England in 1971 and they were exactly what I was looking for, especially in the very beginning..
I wanted to give up everything, and I did..
I gave up my re*****tion and my family who refused to follow me and my Parents and friends...And my Yacht racing which had been my passion.
The group had no money but tons and tons of faith.
With no cash and just faith we went into all the world...
What did we do???
We just witnessed and distributed Gospel literature and prayed the Miracle Jesus prayer with everything on two legs.
We began to experience just as I did today that if you witness you always win..
You win souls and more important you win the approval of God Himself.
We are in a financial tough spot but today we went out in the evening as well as during the morning and won more souls than ever before and plenty of donations to feed our dwindling bank balance..
Father B's reminder in this sermon...Sermon 524 : Following The Lord : 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
for me was so timely...
Even though I have been doing this all my Christian Life, I so needed to be reminde.d.
I can recommend asking Jesus to give you this passion for following Him and going out to the hurting world in your area and just win souls...
Talk to people!
Smile! Tell them, "Jesus loves you!" And then just see what He will do for you and all the great experiences you will have..
Try it, You just might like it.
As you go out weeping and aprehensive, you will come home with a feeling of great accomplishment and joy!!!
You will experience the hand of the Lord minute by minute and hour by hour..
God bless you and I hope this was an inspiration to you too.
1/20/2011 12:06:07 PM
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Fr. Ben
Thank you, Fr. Barron. Once again, a moving and compelling sermon. This young priest thanks for your blessed work of evangelization!Your podcasts are very useful for my own ministry.
1/22/2011 11:00:29 AM
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Faithraiser.net
Sometimes I had thought that in order for my family to thrive in this world, we'd rather spend our lives in the mountains and live simply like the way Amish do it. Thriving for us just means no stress for the demands of this world, because as we all know there are more uncertainties now than ever. More so if we falter in our faith that with just a flick of a finger, all hope will vanish. But having heard what Jesus did that instead of going away from Galilee and bring His messages elsewhere, He didn't back down. He simply went to the root of the problem, and made His way to those who would listen. This now has change my mind. More so, with what we are doing now which is, responding to the call of New Evangelization by the late Pope John Paul II.
May the Almighty God work his mercy and love to all of us.
1/22/2011 12:02:42 PM
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