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    Sermon 574 : Herod and the Magi : Feast of the Epiphany

    1/8/2012
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    Herod sees all from the confines of his ego, trying to make the world conform to his plans. The Magi look outside of themselves, looking for an order that they will conform to. By focusing their attention away from themselves, they are spiritually liberated to follow the star of Bethlehem. This is the liberation that Christ grants us. He allows us to escape the jail cell of our egos to join the liberating current of his love, leading us closer to eternal life.
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Bonifacio of St. Lucia
CONGRATULATIONS! I AM HAPPY WITH YOUR PRESENTATION BETWEEN HEROD AND THE MAGI OR WISE MEN IN SEARCH OF THE REAL THINGS IN LIFE. SO THEY GIVE UP BY OFFERING TO THE KING OF KINGS WHAT THEY HOLD ONTO IN LIFE AS A SIGN OF THEIR RECOGNITION OF CHRIST AS THE TRUE VALUE OF LIFE. AMEN
1/5/2012 12:39:14 PM
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Avila Power
Thank you for an uplifting and inspiring homily. This week we will be viewing "Catholicism" to members of the Parish in Hervey Bay Australia. The copy I ordered arrived just beore Christmas. Cant wait to start the series.
Thank you once again Fr Barron.
1/6/2012 4:01:07 AM
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Kathy
Fr. Barron, you are indeed a Maji! And your ministry to spread Catholicism, both on line, and through videos, and TV and more, an epiphany itself; I'm sure inspired by God. Reminding us to get up and follow the star, was a remarkable ending to a remarkable sermon. God Speed!
1/6/2012 9:57:31 AM
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Rita
Beautiful and thought-provoking homily. It is so true that the best gifts are those that understand the receiver. And my favorite line - "no one comes to Christ, gives his life to Christ, and ever goes back the same way he came."
1/6/2012 10:42:04 AM
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Fr. Jose Thomas
Thanks Fr. Barron. You are a teacher and preacher.
1/6/2012 3:26:35 PM
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AvecLuiJeVis
I love your words 'Get Up!' They tug at my heart. At the moment I am meditating on some words from Luke. Someone had said to Jesus that they would follow him anywhere; one man had a father to bury, another had business to finish. Was the 'star' a foreshadowing of this? Does the Son of Man have no place to lay his head? If the Apostles could make excuses to Jesus himself what hope do we have?
1/7/2012 1:06:54 AM
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Ethel
The word of God is full of such richness that only few manage to convey to the multitude with an impersivable clarity. May you continue to be word of epiphany to many.
1/7/2012 8:07:27 AM
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Mary Slavicek
Oh, U did it again, Father! It made me understand more about today's sermon. Sometimes, we have to have a better insight to Jesus's stories; that is your insight. Very thankful, Fr. Barron. DON'T STOP!
1/8/2012 10:44:19 AM
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LORNA BRENTLINGER
Thank you Fr Barron for your teaching, please continue to inspire young people.
1/8/2012 11:12:07 AM
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