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WOF Radio > Sermons > Sermon Archive for 2012 > Sermon 594 : Living the Flesh, Living the Spirit : Pentecost
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    Sermon 594 : Living the Flesh, Living the Spirit : Pentecost

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    St. Paul illuminates what it means to live in the Holy Spirit, acting and living out of love, and what it means to live outside of it, acting and living out of selfishness, hatred, immorality and impurity. Every step we take to deny the forces outside of the Spirit affirms our home inside of it. And the more we live inside the Spirit, the closer we are to the Kingdom of God.
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To live in the Holy Spirit, it's not only avoiding the negative. Repeating what helps you feel close to God, whether it is attending your favorite mass, traveling to a favorite place, praying in a favorite way, helping others or volunteering in your own beautiful way.
God knows when we want to be close to Him, and will help us fulfill that desire.
5/23/2012 1:01:48 PM
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Happy Pentecost!
I love Paul, and how excellent to use this as an examination of conscience. What an ideal guide to confront one’s own self in truth, eventually finding peace in humility that settles into true joy and, all so connected to the Commandments and Beatitudes - remaining in Him.

Searching for the love, in every situation, is an important thing to do. I think it’s like being in constant conversation with God.

.... "do something about it" :)
5/23/2012 9:29:48 PM
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All of those wonderful Gifts of the Holy Spirit, that wonderful immersion of Baptism in the Holy Spirit, and that most terrifying fire of purification which brings us to our knees. Pray for us, your flock, Fr. Barron! God Speed!
5/24/2012 4:12:27 PM
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Everything changed for Paul on the road to Damascus. We all need more of these moments. Please see this and other works of art in my newly created Gallery of Faith. May you be inspired as Fr. Barron inspires us.!/GalleryOfFaith
5/24/2012 10:07:05 PM
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vito benigno
Peace be with you Father Barron and thank you for this message on ST.paul.When we are living in the GRACE of God,it is an immediate red flag when sin is present.The Saints often refered to the horror of is comforting to know that the seven capital virtues do over come the seven deadly sins.Humility does over come pride.Our Blessed Mother is a great example of love and humility!Chasity does over come lust.These virtues counter these grave offenses to GOd.May we as a people of GOD receive the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit!Happy Birthday to you,Holy Mother Church!MI IMMACULATA
5/25/2012 7:54:34 AM
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Wonderful homily. Could you elaborate on what you mean by the dark arts-thankyou
5/25/2012 4:34:15 PM
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Thank you so much, Fr. Barron. As usual, this is a wonderful lesson.
5/25/2012 9:13:47 PM
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this is the work of God, it helps me to understand my faith more deeply. thank you so much.
5/26/2012 1:24:04 AM
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I've listened to this sermon a few times, and Fr. Barron is right, the Holy Spirit has come into my life expulsively, in order to expel the "other" spirits that is taking my attention. I see it as God taking over. Once I've felt that love, I can't get enough of it, and it can be overwhelming. The only person who has come close to being able to describe that state of "intoxication of the Holy Spirit" is Fr. Cantalamessa.

I find it difficult to prioritize what is important, and what is not, to extinguish. When scrupulosity creeps in, it can be painful to know that something is there that shouldn't be, and to want it gone, but not have it gone fast enough, or efficient enough.
To be able to see sin in others around me is difficult too, because I have to again figure out whether or not to step in to help the person or not. Recognition and seeing someting wrong, is not always a call to action. Sometimes it is a call to prayer only, it hard to figure out. Spiritual growth is difficult sometimes, and grace and patience with the process, ourselves and others is necessary.
5/26/2012 11:53:27 AM
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Thank you Father Barron. I really enjoy how to explain things: in a healthy, intelligent, down to earth sort of way. No pontificating, no scandal; simple facts, really...truth.(the way a perfect Dad would teach something: with care, patience, hope & maturity)
5/27/2012 7:10:23 PM
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Al Eriksen
Happy Pentecost, Father.
5/28/2012 5:26:00 PM
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Thank you Fr. Barron. Galatians 5:16-25 is exactly what St. Augustine used to examine his conscience and that was the turning point in his spiritual life. He repented and embarked on the journey to sainthood. St. Augustine pray for us.
5/28/2012 11:09:04 PM
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