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WOF Radio > Sermons > Sermon Archive for 2011 > Sermon 526 : Salt and Light : 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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bala michel
j'aimerai recevoir vos homelies tous les jeudis de la semaine depuis un temps je m'interesse beaucoup à vos homelies qui sont très interessantes. Merci que Dieu vous comble de grâce pour ce que vous faites pour son peuple. Michel
2/3/2011 9:38:54 AM
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fr. beniz gomes
i opened it for the first time n i love t sermon.
2/5/2011 10:16:01 AM
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The most perfect way we can become the "Salt of the earth" is to know and be consciously aware that we simply cannot do it by ourselves. As the line goes, "If our hearts are open the LORD can change and transform us so that we might speak with love about the one who is love." As Fr. Barron said too, "we cannot give what we do not have...". Truly, we've got to start from within ourselves to let go and.... Let God! God Bless Us!
2/5/2011 4:06:06 PM
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Fr. J. Davou
Just tried it for the first time and must say this is a beautiful reflection. Keep it up Fr. and may God bless your ministry.
2/5/2011 4:19:58 PM
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Fr. Bill Kenny
I grew up in Las Vegas and was inspired by local priests and nuns to enter the seminary. I was ordained 40 years ago and have served all 40 years in Las Vegas. I am offended by your slamming Las Vegas; there are very good Catholic Christians here. In Chicago, there are good people and bad people; so too in Las Vegas. We resent the stereotyping of us as "spicy", that is sinful people. In light of the call for greater civility after the Tucson shootings, please temper your speech and try not to castigate an entire city. In Las Vegas, there are over 20 parishes, thriving and growing. I am pastor of two parishes: Christ the King with 4000 households and Holy Spirit with 1500 households. I am also Director of the Permanent Diaconate. I am a proud Las Vegan and nothing like the image you portrayed in this week's homily.
Fr. Bill Kenny
2/5/2011 5:47:07 PM
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I encounter the show on TV regarding the word on and was informed that Fr. Barron's sermons are available in internet. Thanks and may God bless you.
2/6/2011 6:28:42 AM
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Fr. Bill Kenny, With all due respect you are being too sensitive. To my mind, the good Fr. Barron meant "Las Vegas" as shorthand for "the strip/the casinos." It would be like saying "Broadway" in New York City. That avenue is of course very long and many different kinds of activities go on along the length of it. Yet, the song "on Broadway," for example, is using the name as a symbol for the theater district clustered around one portion.

I understand why you want to stand up for Las Vegas, but cut Fr. Barron a break on this one.
2/6/2011 6:28:44 PM
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Fr. Billy thank you, your homili gived me Something inspiration to strengthen what I have to do and all consequences to become salt.
2/7/2011 12:29:52 PM
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Marion Hettiarachchi
I love to listen to Fr.Barron. Please do continue to speak to us since you give us such hope and peace. The other day my daughter and self were listening to you on Salt and Light TV in Canada and we were so touched by your beautiful words and sermons. I do pray for you every day in front of the Blessed S'ment where I spend approx. 90 minutes in adoration before mass. I will remember you in my mass intentions too. Sorry I am unable to help your ministry financially at the moment since I am not working, but for sure will keep in touch and try to help you in a small way when possible. God Bless
Marion Hettiarachchi, Ontario, Canada
2/7/2011 9:03:24 PM
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michael jaffray king
The salt of the Earth!

Just recently and even before I heard this excellent Homily by Father Bob, I was struck by the importance of those of us who have been blessed with a greater love and knowledge of Christ and His Kingdom to stand in the Gap for that huge majority that knows little of what we have been graced with..
It seems so pointless and against Christ's teaching to get depressed about the wickedness of others but in stead, we can be the salt and the light. We can curse the darkness but we can also just turn on Christ's light and the darkness will flee.
This Homily brings this out so clearly..
We have the Power given to us by Christ and the Gates of Hell will not be able to stand against us.
Lord help us all to take this very seriously and to pray and ask the Lord for exactly what He wants us to do about these problems???...About this darkness???
Where can we let our light shine??? Of course, in our families and in our work places but then there are other gaps too...Like in those violent places on the streets???
Or standing up against abortion and trying to help those who are thinking about an abortion.
God bless you!! Let's be salt!!! God help us to do a better job!!!
2/7/2011 11:24:33 PM
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He is clearly referring to people with sinful behavior not to all people who live in the geographic area of Las Vegas. He is speaking to a stereotype of the people on the Strip, it seems.
5/18/2012 5:30:57 PM
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