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Mary@42
Wow, Father Barron, you have just spoken to this old widow of 19 years. I often fret, worry myself and I get really anxious when I am pushed to the wall. Yes, I do need an Elijah. Yes, Father Barron, I need Jesus to remind me each and every day that He is All I need. And He has called me to serve Him as an Eucharistic Apostle of the Divine Mercy
11/8/2012 2:55:12 AM
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Cora Giron
How can you not love the teachings of Jesus Christ! It is so beautiful! Father's homily on the subject is dynamite!
11/8/2012 3:55:36 AM
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Richard Wise
Great Sermon father, having been born with a silver spoon in my mouth and now in later years to be scratching around for pennies to make ends meet; I have never been more aware of the love of God or felt closer to God. I am now more aware of the need to give where I can, but you have mad me see that you can give in so many ways, not just money, but Love, Caring, support, help, friendship; thank you and may God bless and keep you.
11/8/2012 5:02:55 PM
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d.a.g.
'We have to give for God's purposes.'

Catechism(CCC)156 - What moves us to believe is not the fact that revealed truths appear as true and intelligible in the light of our natural reason: we believe "because of the authority of God himself who reveals them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived".

CCC 153 - Faith is a gift of God...

CCC 154 - ... But it is no less true that believing is an authentically human act...

http://www.flocknote.com/note/65542
11/8/2012 7:45:20 PM
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vito benigno
Peace be with you my Dear Father Barron!Thank you Father for this brilliant sermon.Amazing!All of the Saints got this.i think of Blessed Johnpaul often and how many hardships he suffered,including the assassination attempt on his life.His response was always LOVE.Thank you Father Barron!MI IMMACULATA
11/8/2012 9:31:39 PM
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Miguel Casabosch
I have been divorce once before and all started because of stepping down to thevalley, then I am separated and I am providing to both families and giving everything I have for them to live well. What takes plac now? God provides me with His eternal mercy and I am in communion with Him more than ever.
11/8/2012 11:11:45 PM
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Miguel Casabosch
Father, if you had some means of being able to translate your sermons in Spanish, you could be affecting many more lives.
11/8/2012 11:24:20 PM
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d.a.g.
Such an important principle to help us get into ACTION when faced with difficult & vulnerable situations in life.

Catechism(CCC)164
- ...Even though enlightened by him in whom it believes, faith is often lived in darkness and can be put to the test.

- The world we live in often seems very far from the one promised us by faith. Our experiences of evil and suffering, injustice and death, seem to contradict the Good News; they can shake our faith and become a temptation against it.

http://www.flocknote.com/note/65768
11/9/2012 8:50:53 AM
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kathy
Fr. Barron, wish there was a way to broadcast this sermon around the Tri-State area right now. Many are in shelters, many down to their last meal, many have hit bottom, as they shiver in the cold and try to collect the few belongings left in the ravage of the hurricane. Oh yes, it is an opportunity to give for those of us who have electric back, and enough gas in our cars to make it to work. But although the food, water, blankets, heat, are needed, they don't satisfy. So some are looting abandoned homes, others are gouging prices on milk, bread,gasoline. Maybe they think they deserve it, watching the rich from poorer quarters.
Can you broadcast on Public Television, radio, for those without power? Can you set up a plan to reach more people? Praying for you, Thanking God for you, constantly.
God Speed!
11/9/2012 9:26:22 AM
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Maria McManus
Fr. Barron - thank you for reminding me to be like the Sea of Galilee and not the Dead Sea. The Jordan River is associated with both these seas, however, only the Sea of Galilee teams with life because the waters of the Jordan flow into and out of it, while the Jordan only flows into the Dead Sea. I continually experience the 'more than can be asked or imagined' as the Lord shocks me with His generosity! For the more I bless other, the greater am I blessed, the more I love others, the greater am I loved, the more I forgive others, the greater mercy I receive, the more compassion I show to others, the greater compassion I experience, whether it is time, talent or treasure the Lord asks me to give, He provides abundantly more! As St. Teresa of Avila stated, I am the Lord's hands, feet, heart and voice for through me He is able to pour out the graces and blessings He longs everyone to receive. Thank you for sharing the blessings and grace of the Lord with me.
Blessings
Maria
11/9/2012 10:17:22 PM
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Loren
Miguel Casabosch,
Check out this website and see if you could find the spanish translation to Father's homily.

http://www.nuevoespiritunica.blogspot.com/

Kathy, I am praying for all victims of the hurricane Sandy everyday. It reminds me of how fragile our life as well as all the materials of this world are. Give out of our own poverty with love and God will replace whatever we lack. Therefore, our glass needs to be completely emptied first before God refills it. It's the emptying that most of us stumble.
11/10/2012 1:16:48 AM
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anonymous
i was alone in a southwestern state and in an area that people say you shouldn't stop for the red lights. Even so, i stopped at a red light. For as far as you could see, it was only me and a man sitting hunched over on the curb. I had $2.00 - i said, I have $2.00 I'll split it with you and handed him $1.00 - And this is what he said, "that smile means more to me than any amount of money you would give me right now."

there is so much love in this world and people are just plain afraid.
11/10/2012 8:58:56 AM
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kathy
LOREN, Thank-you so very much for such a compassionate and wise response; especially the "emptying". I have memorized your words and put them on my heart. God Speed!
11/10/2012 2:27:48 PM
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Mary Beth Coate
This reminded me of a truth in my life. When my back is to the wall and my knees on the ground, I finally remember to look up. Jesus is real, there, and "gets into my boat", as Father says. The grace does increase as I give. My daughter, son-in-law and his mother are joining with me in the Catholicism series and study guide at their parish.(a miracle in itself) It is so inspiring, and I've discovered the depth of the CCC. God bless you abundantly, Father Baron. May you keep teaching us.
11/10/2012 3:03:57 PM
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Irisher
Thank you, Father! Your sermon reminds me of the time when my husband retired and became extremely depressed, to the point that I became worried about him. I suggested that the best way for him to feel better was to help someone else. He did just that by calling a nursing home close to our home and volunteering our services. This very action on his part pulled him out of the doldrums. It completely changed his attitude.
11/10/2012 7:25:34 PM
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Malachy
Is good
11/10/2012 8:54:41 PM
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Still Learning
If this is true, about the never-ending strength of giving to others, why was Christ so tired, finally, after healing so many sick? Just curious. I do so believe in this endless giving, however.
11/10/2012 11:23:04 PM
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Kathleen
Wow powerful stuff father. It 's as if we become living rivers always flowing and giving rather than becoming blocked and stagnant . Anyway please continue with your inspired teaching , there is nowhere else to hear
11/11/2012 7:12:46 AM
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Joseph Royan C.Ss.R
Fr.Robert, it was an excellent sermon as usual. Truly inspiring. I liked the connection between the widow of Zerapath and the Samaritan woman. Both invited to give. God bless you with many more such inspiring sermons.
11/11/2012 9:57:39 AM
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Anthony
Fr. Barron, I love your sermons. However, did you use the "F" word at around 11:48 in your recording or I misheard? Isn't that inappropriate?
11/11/2012 1:14:22 PM
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Michael Rizzio
Fr. Robert this is so well crafted that I plan on using it as a scripture teaching for my family later on today. Friday night our HS football team lost 84-0 and after mass we discussed what happens when you hit "as low as you can go."
You bring up so many good perpectives that I am sure it will spark a lively conversation. God bless you!
11/11/2012 2:48:05 PM
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Word On Fire
Hello, Anthony!

Around 11:48, Fr. Barron says "...how finally hopeless it is..."

Thank you for requesting clarification.

Word on Fire
11/11/2012 5:07:15 PM
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Steve
Saint John Vianney sometimes found that food supplies didn't run out and that money appeared in drawers unexpectedly. He was paying the rent for 30 indigent families although he gave almost everything away!
11/11/2012 6:26:17 PM
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