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    Sermon 560 : Parable of the Tenants : 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/2/2011
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    The parable of the tenants is an allegory that presents the relationship of Israel to Christ, but more than this it reveals a necessary truth about the spiritual life: that we are "tenants" in regards to the gifts that God has given us, and when we construe our relationship to God's gifts as being that of "owners", rather than "tenants", the consequences can be quite dire.
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Mary Slavicek
Oh, Fr. Barron! I could listen to you 24/7, 365 days a year. You make me see better n2 scriptures. In haven't been to church since 7-2009, since mom past on. I have been trying to deal with the way she played out her Suicide mission(not eat,drink, take her meds). She told me: Leave me alone, I want to die. But hearing you speak, makes me want to return. Please take time out for me; respond.
9/27/2011 6:01:36 PM
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Maureen Lamarche
Just discovered this wonderful site and look forward to using it...thank you
9/30/2011 6:50:29 AM
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Rhonda
Mary Slavicek...God Bless You. Know I stopped and sent up prayers for you today. Come back to church...Receive Him in the Blessed Sacrament.

Fr. Barron...I've found you about a month ago. You have been given a great gift. Thanks for sharing. Thank You Lord for such a devoted Tenant.

God Bless,
Rhonda
9/30/2011 7:38:46 AM
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Dennis
the owner/tenant distinction is so fundamental and critical... thanks
10/1/2011 1:47:45 PM
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Tyler
Excellent explanation of the parable.
10/1/2011 10:18:32 PM
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andrew
Thank you Father Baron for opening this parable to a new light for me. I have heared it many times over the years but never with so much in depth and detail.
10/2/2011 9:15:50 AM
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Gary Ney
Secularism is life without God. The world has embrace secularism because pride has taken over. Pride and God cannot co-exist. Mankind is running like sheep from the wolves, running from God to secularism. Mankind believes that this world is for their taking, for domination over. I am not of this world because I once was, but no longer. For the world left me wanting more and more. God satisfys all thirst, all hunger, all needs. I am God's trusted servant, humbly, honestly and lovingly.
God Bless
Gary
10/2/2011 2:58:58 PM
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Bethany
Thank you Father Baron. We have started listening to your videos in our Catholic Campus Ministry :) Mary Slavicek know that I am sending up prayers for you, and always remember God's unconditional love. God bless all of you.
10/2/2011 9:06:39 PM
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celia higginson
Dear Father Barron,
I had a dream this morning that I had a pile of innumerable sermons to organize and it seemed insurmountable.
I go to sleep listening to your semons but never hear the whole thing so I have to listen to the whole semon later.

Thank you for all the work that you have done to give us all these sermons from so many years and all the teaching that is within each sermon.

With interest,
Celia Higginson
10/15/2011 12:37:26 PM
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martin
love your sermons could you please do two things, one keep the sermon numbers with tiles to keep them in order, two could a years 6 months of sermons be downloaded together.
thanking you and GOD bless.
10/17/2011 6:53:25 AM
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