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Fr. Barron comments on Idolatry
Perfect, what an absolutely perfect, complete message. Thank you. Your words have certainly touched this soul.
Right on time... I don't think the devil likes you very much, LOL, but that's not a bad thing.
2/29/2012 9:02:59 PM
UHHMM-Jesus binds wounds though....he doesn't leave the wounds gaping and unattended, leaving the person to die spiritually. No disrespect intended, because I think you are in a minority Father Barron, but the process and modeling of reconciliation should apply to priests too. They should set the example, but they often don't.
It's very destructive when "in persona Christi" comes in to "cleanse the temple" but does it so hurtfully and painfully, or sometimes, so willfully neglectful of someone needing spiritual attention, that you just lose respect for the priest who is suppose to be in the person of Christ. It happened alot at my parish...and people left the church. Good people. It makes trust difficult.
I asked to be present at my son's circumcision, and there was another infant who had a circumcision done. The baby was laying there alone, screaming, in a bloody mess, with no physician or nurse around attending to him. My son's Dr was very apologetic, but more than that, he was very angry with the other physician, for leaving the baby to scream, and doing such a poor job. It's something I'll never forget, but it taught me the value to competent follow-through. Something often neglected in the spiritual world. It doesn't have to be like that....
3/2/2012 2:34:17 AM
A new person of high rank at my job asked me the first time she met me what book I was reading. Right out of the gate. I found it odd. But upon thinking about it I realized I think she was sizing people up. I think she must feel whatever you are reading at any one time is a window to your soul. (?) I don't think this was small talk.
I think this video speaks to the same thing. What do you worship. Thankfully I was reading Teresa of Avila. Ynfortunatly she didn't know who she was.LOL
love this video Father, thanks so much!
3/2/2012 3:29:01 PM
Love the comments Fr. Barron...one of your best..Keep em comin
3/3/2012 12:34:13 AM
i love this. i've always thought if i could just get that first one, the rest would follow. the only word i can think of to describe finding peace within humility is Joy.
3/3/2012 3:31:18 PM
Sundays have changed, and it permeates our church. Our CYO would schedule games on Sunday morning. They "had" to so the complete the schedule, but it distorted the meaning of church. I saw families but the game ahead of Mass attendance.
Our material comfortable life in the West has distorted our relationship and priorities. As Fr. Barron discusses we seek to fill ourselves with something, though other more convenient temptations pull us away from God, from Jesus.
3/3/2012 4:00:29 PM
I have read that the Hebrew people considered the command to honor father and mother to be on the "first tablet" along with the commands honoring the Lord. this because our parents have participated in God's creative work by giving us life and if we show honor to them we are more likely to honor the One that they served in doing so.
3/5/2012 5:24:29 PM
I have read that the Hebrews listed the command to honor father and mother on the "first tablet" with the commands to honor G-d, this because our parents have participated in G-d's creative work by giving us life and by honoring our parents we are thereby honoring G-d.
3/5/2012 5:39:27 PM
Your sage advice triggered a memory and a thought. Back in autumn of 1997, prior to my reversion, as the Holy Spirit was preparing me for the Truth, I received three gifts over a period of a few weeka which propelled me to action in breaking free from the materialism that was my idolatry.
Here they are:
1. You can't take it with you.
2. It's just stuff.
3. Out of sight, out of mind.
Once #3 entered my consciousness it quickly worked its way to awaken my moral conscience and I was moved like never before.
They may be a fruitful "triune truth" for you to turn into a teaching this Lent.
God bless you!
3/6/2012 7:20:47 AM
Thank you Father for your guidance.
3/10/2012 12:19:27 AM
With due respects to you,The 1st commandment was read out half by you. here goes the real one:
2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 3 "You shall have no other gods before me. 4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 "you shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me. 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Now my question is,Why have you and the Roman Catholic church done away with the idol/graven image bit. Arent you clearly disobeying the very first commandment in your church buildings where there are numerous images of so called saints whom no one has seen (including Jesus & Mary & Joseph) Why arent you coming clear on that. why have you been hoodwinking the body of Christ for 17 -1800 years? please explain.
3/27/2012 6:25:03 AM
to Claudius: for your reference, read the link
4/5/2012 7:26:02 PM
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