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WOF Radio > Sermons > Sermon Archive for 2012 > Sermon 615 : True Ambition: The Desire to be with Christ in His Glory : 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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    Sermon 615 : True Ambition: The Desire to be with Christ in His Glory : 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    In today's Gospel, the apostles James and John ask Jesus to be given positions of glory in Christ's kingdom. Jesus reminds us that His moment of glory is His death on the Cross, and that if we want to partake in this glory we must commit to a self-sacrificing love, not a self aggrandizing ambition.
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Tom Beutler
Looking forward to podcasts,
10/17/2012 2:16:12 PM
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vito benigno
Peace be with you Father Barron!Thank you for this brilliant sermon on our LORD JESUS.Also,Father thank you for sharing on these two great servants of GOD ,St.Therese the little flower of JESUS and St.Maximilian Mary Kolbe,Priest and Martyr.MI IMMACULATA
10/18/2012 8:04:31 AM
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Anthony Bamber
Christianity is great because it is a religion that recognises that little people who will never be honoured by the world can be truely great in the eyes of God.
god bless Fr Barron
10/20/2012 5:05:29 AM
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Fr. Con Foley
Many thanks for a very thought provoking sermon. A few years ago I was speaking to a fellow prisoner of Max Kolbe. He was there the day Kolbe gave is life for the married prisoner. According to this witness the actions of Kolbe had a profound effect on very many in the camp. It lifted their spirits and somehow gave them hope and restored some of their faith in humanity.
10/20/2012 12:54:18 PM
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Jim Manning
Thanks for your sermons, as I use them in our RCIA classes and urge all to visit your website. We were just at Mundelein Seminary for a conference - great place!
10/20/2012 2:47:07 PM
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I just learned that James and John were nicknamed ‘sons of thunder.’ An odd name for John I thought, because we tend to think of him as the ‘beloved’ disciple who took guardianship of our Lord’s mother. It’s hard to picture him pursuing glory and honour and having lessons to learn. Lord, I want you to fill my cup but I don’t really understand what you wish me to drink. Help me to recognize your love and do what you ask of me. With all my love,
10/20/2012 5:08:11 PM
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Very closely received;
Father Barron!

My own classic mistake;
ones own Ambition... but for whom?

The Divine Glory; kavod;
Love, Honour, and Respect.
10/21/2012 5:53:30 AM
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Franklin P. Uroda
10 minutes of stimulating ideas, leading to longer investigations: what drives people; talented and gifted individuals and those who benefit from their gifts.
10/21/2012 6:57:51 AM
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Dennis Whittington
I always enjoy your sermons. They are uplifting and thought provoking. I am reminded here of my favorite saint, St. Monica. Monica lived in the 4th century when Christianity and paganism coexisted in the days of the early legalization of Christianity. Her selfless desire that her family convert to Christianity was fueled by her desire to love and serve God. She accomplished just that but her youngest son was the most difficult one to convert. With the help of St. Ambrose this youngest son of hers was converted. His name is one the most revered names in our Faith. St Augustine of Hippo.
10/21/2012 12:34:09 PM
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Ambition(a cherished desire) ?
'Make no small plans.'

Jesus - 'Be Perfect...'

St. Therese of Lisieux - 'Not doing great things, but doing little things with great love.'

(On a tv cooking show)
Chef Marco Pierre White - 'Perfection is doing a lot of little things well.'
10/21/2012 9:13:46 PM
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I watched a sermon last night on EWTN on the Holy Trinity- i think we may be behind this side of the world BUT it came at the perfect time! Thank you- but above all- I thank God for it. What an enlightening evening it was for me!
10/22/2012 5:37:03 AM
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I was at this Mass in Mundelein. Fr. Barron is a very gifted speaker.
11/1/2012 8:28:33 PM
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Robert McCormick
Keep up your wonderful work. Too bad Fr Corapi elected to take a different direction.
11/29/2012 5:36:03 PM
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