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WOF Radio > Sermons > Sermon Archive for 2011 > Sermon 568 : The Potter and The Clay : First Sunday of Advent
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John Beaudoin
we are the clay. He is the potter.
spoke to my heart.
11/23/2011 7:36:35 PM
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After giving this a little thought, i think it would be a blessing to even reach this kiln. Maybe that's why it's called, a blessing in disguise. We don’t think like Him, do we. Oh yea, oh Lord how long………

In my ever-repeating, “I can’t do it”, that ‘ah-ha’ moment returns and I say, of course I can’t... not without Him. If only I knew how to stop getting in His way.

Remembering HIS words, “don’t be afraid” and allowing that painful fire on the outside move all the way through - with and in gratitude - the consummation, joining in union with that tiny inextinguishable ever fuel hungry flame inside. Doesn't make it any easier, but it does bring hope.

Could that be the fire, that gorgeous glow that I see in Paul as he writes his letters from prison. In his burning passion for the Lord, Paul had no chains. He had true freedom.

Almost sounds more like Lent than Advent.

Thanks for all you do, Father.
11/26/2011 8:08:28 AM
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Bill Rhinehart
11/26/2011 6:00:14 PM
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Shape me, bend me in your image Lord
11/27/2011 5:42:07 AM
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I came across a line in St John of the Cross's Dark Night of the Soul just the other night....
John wonders why we make so much fuss about suffering when the results to be obtained from it can be so great "How amazing and pitiful it is that...the hand of God, though light and gentle, should feel so heavy and contrary. For the hand of God does not press down or weigh upon the soul, but only touches it; and this mercifully, for God's aim is to grant it favors and not chastise it" (Night, II.v.7)
Thank you Fr Barron for your great work - our Parish is buying the Catholicism series - a light in the darkness!!!!
11/27/2011 4:09:28 PM
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A very moving sermon on the Potter and the Clay. When we are going through hard times, who else would you want to be by your side and guide you to the light. I find that is where I am more spirtual; through trial and tribulations. It is such a comfort to know that Jesus is there for you and He will never abandon you. Thank you, Father, for this wonderful sermon. You do such much good for everyone. God Bless
11/28/2011 12:57:27 AM
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Matovu Robert
I am so excited to listen to this absolutely touching and reflective sermon.It is so clear abd absolute.The catholic church needs this.I have been so dry and these days found self several hours before the blessed sacrament..He is my Father!! I am in deep and difficult debt punches but ,I am so astounded! I am prepared to listen to the 2nd week of advent sermon.
11/29/2011 10:44:16 AM
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Patrick Mallinson
Great sermon. Good preparation for our penance service tonight.
12/2/2011 11:37:32 AM
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jerry jacona
Fr.Robert Barron should be the next pope and at the least the leading Bishop of the USA hands down no questions asked.Thanks be to GOD for u
1/10/2012 8:01:53 PM
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James Brock
Well done with a difficult mystical concept, and, I think, Truth. A pretty concrete description of a very fluid or Divine Truth, but, very well done.
2/5/2012 6:07:11 AM
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Good Evening,From where we sit the Apple Logo is back lit and quite prominent. I aaywls think of the Fall when I see it. Looked up the history of the Apple logo today and discovered I was only partially right. One of the quotes: Related to this is the title of long-ago former Apple VP Jean-Louis Gasse, The Third Apple.The first was the apple in the Garden of Eden, and the acquisition of Knowledge by Man, but at a cost.The second was Newton’s apple and the knowledge revolution it has come to symbolize having started.The third is Apple(Computer), and what they did and continue to do with knowledge.In any case, my thoughts and your exposition this morning fit quite well together.Tracked along with the sermon and found the theme of waiting encouraging.Joanne and I discuss how much of your sermons are written and read vs extemporaneous and how that ratio has changed over the years.But, keep up the good work; your sermons are aaywls engaging, instructive, challenging and enjoyable.Don
11/29/2012 9:30:53 AM
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