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    Sermon 621 : Look to the Son of Man : 1st Sunday of Advent

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    At the start of this new liturgical year, we hear Luke's account of Jesus speaking about the end to all we believe to be permanent - the earth, the sky and order will all be disrupted. This isn't meant to scare us, but to remind us of what is permanent, on what we can depend. Jesus is the link to this stability and truth, and in this realization we may find unending peace.
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To discover and truly live that rightly ordered life can only lead to the true freedom there is in authentic Love, who is God.

that's joy, that's peace.

for me, well, i don't think any of it's really easy, I hate it when i fall... and even more when i realize how clever and creative i can be trying to justify my actions.

I'm truly in love with HIM and it always comes down to the truth in the final bottom line... knowing in my heart of hearts my life is in His hands.

I am so grateful.

Yep, HE IS first - and nobody is going to take that away from me.
11/27/2012 8:19:25 AM
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vito benigno
Peace be with you my Dear Father Barron!Praise be JESUS!Thank you for this beautiful sermon.What a foolish man i have been in seeking the things of this world.What folly this is to GOD.It took me most of my life to understand when we give our life away, we then find it.The Saints have said that Love is forever because GOD is forever.GOD is Love.Even though everything will pass away GOD is forever.MI IMMACULTA
11/27/2012 8:57:35 AM
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Margaret Crowe
I have just been listening to Fr. Barron's comments on Skyfall. I am a descendant of one of the 40 English martyrs and of one who died in 1600 after helping a priest to hide from Elizabeth's soldiers in such a recusant family house Fr. Barron describes in Lancashire.
11/29/2012 2:57:59 PM
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Great insights for life
11/29/2012 10:36:26 PM
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Fr. Barron, the book of Daniel, the book of Revelations is scarey: Scarey with the Divine Mystery which will never be explained through quantum physics, or through the contemplations of many prophets and saints; scarey with all the cosmic symbolic references you speak about. Like a child, before a long slumber, we want the comforting storybook whispered in our ears. We do not want the trumpet blare, wake-up call to our finite being. Only in the Divine Mother, who cedes to the Creator, and flees to the stable, do I find an example of both willingness and fearfulness. And it is Her child she fears for. A child not of this world? A child who will surpass all kingdoms and become The Kingdom attainable.
This BIBLE, this BIRTH, this MYSTERY of the Alpha and Omega, we could not endure without the Gift of Faith our Catholic Pope prays for, our priests sacrifice for.
There is no gentleness to endings, but beginings, well, in there lies our HOPE at the stable.
God Speed!
11/30/2012 12:25:03 PM
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Thank you Father Barron.
11/30/2012 2:58:36 PM
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- The eighth day. But for us a new day has dawned: the day of Christ's Resurrection.

- The seventh day completes the first creation.

- The eighth day begins the new creation. Thus, the work of creation culminates in the greater work of redemption.

- The first creation finds its meaning and its summit in the new creation in Christ, the splendor of which surpasses that of the first creation.
12/1/2012 7:13:25 AM
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FOR: Margaret Crowe

That is totally cool. Thanks for sharing that!

You speak of bloodline.

I can't help but think of God's chosen priestly bloodline. What have we done...........
12/1/2012 4:38:43 PM
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This is so appropriate for this first Sunday of Advent. Thank you Fr. Barron for your insight. In the midst of all this consumerism, we need to be reminded, even shaken up, of the truth that all these things will fade away and that instead we focus on the One who is to come...Maranatha, Lord Jesus come.
12/1/2012 7:37:46 PM
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Thank you Fr. Barron. needed to be reminded of where I should be looking for peace.
12/2/2012 3:13:01 AM
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vito benigno
Margaret Crowe,My Dear sister in Christ.Thank you for sharing this very interesting fact with us!These priests and your relative paid the ultimate sacrafice with their life.Peace be with you as we enter into the Divine Mercy of Jesus the Christ this morning at the Holy Mass.MI IMMACULATA
12/2/2012 7:42:57 AM
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