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Fr. Barron comments on Palm Sunday
The tragedy of our times is that we are so removed from the scriptures. We miss out on all the beauty and depth God has given us. I am always amazed and hunger for more after Father Barron teaches! Our world and these times are in such dire need of the reality of what God as left us in His Word. Somehow, we must find our way back to reading scripture as an important and integral part of of our daily lives. God bless you Father!
3/22/2012 11:02:59 PM
Great discourse on the meaning and significance of Palm Sunday. A King much different than what we expected - in both the 1st and the 21st century!
3/23/2012 6:18:40 AM
What a brilliant exposition and explanation of one particular prophecy. I wish we would have educators like you on RCIA of "further education for cradle catholics". We are so ignorant for not reading the scriptures, howver most of the time we miss things because nobody explains the texts to us. We need to go back to school and fast!
Keep up the good work Father Barron.
3/23/2012 10:53:30 AM
Palm Sunday comes into my heart with ambivalence. I want to say, "No! No! No! Oh do not come this way, my Jesus! You will be betrayed, tormented, and crucified!"
And then, moving ever so closer to the Heart of Jesus to the Father, I hear, "Not my will but Thy will be done..."
Would I have ever been able to embrace both sides had not Jesus ridden the small donkey to obtain my heart and very soul? God Speed!
3/23/2012 2:15:12 PM
Dear Father Barron;
I wanted to tell you about a video i recently seen, it was on netflix called "God of Wonders". You may probably know it, It is pretty much these scientists that claim the majestic wonders in the world to a dna sample, and they relate them all to God...it was very refreshing and i would love for you to comment on it if you could. My grandson is coming to spend the summer with me and i think it would be an excellent source as part of his catechism that i am helping to prepare him for. So i would love your input. On another note, i cannot tell you how much i have loved listening to your lectures and video clips, which i discovered from the amazing Catholosism project. You are a true vessel from which the Lord is coming back to us, after the test of the wicked 20th century. I am driving my family crazy talking about you all the time. I am addicted to watching and listening to almost anything you have put out into the universe, and you have also truly rekindled the fire in my spirit and had no idea how hungry i had been for positive teachings about our beautiful religion. Thank you so much. God Bless you, you are in my prayers. Please keep fighting the good fight, and may the truth be heard from mountains high and low.
your friend in Jesus,
from Newfoundland Canada
3/23/2012 2:26:43 PM
As a boy I went to a Baptist school and was lucky enough to be forced to memorize bible verses. Later, in Jesuit Catholic high school, I was presented many biblical concepts and ideas in class but was never made to memorize any text. I think this is something we should learn from our Protestant brothers. I'm so thankful that i have my small library of bible verses that i can recall when needed and i hope to give the same to my children. I'm sure they will complain at the time, but will thank me later.
Love in Christ.
3/23/2012 7:48:21 PM
This is another wonderful lesson as we prepare for Holy Week. The scriptural history associated with the Palm Sunday story is new and impactful. Thank you, Fr Barron, for yet another contribution to our individual spirituality and for your ongoing apostolic ministry. God bless you and your staff @ WOF
3/24/2012 7:50:39 AM
Fr Barron, great commentary on the Palm Sunday texts! Really meaty. Reminded me of your talk about the two emperors at Christmas, that too was a fascinating textual analysis. Thank you!
3/24/2012 2:24:23 PM
Brilliant commentary, Father Barron! Seeing these connections between the Old and New Testaments really helps make the Faith come alive for me. Thank you!
3/25/2012 6:07:54 AM
What is Fr. Barron's order or religious community? Or, is he a diocesan priest?
3/25/2012 8:42:00 PM
I am a cradle-Catholic and still practicing. I've devoted my Lent to going deeper into my spirituality and Catholicism. I have been considering going to the synagogue to attend their bible studies on Sunday morning, headed by a rabbi. I think that (practicing) Jews would have the best and most credible knowledge and commentary about the OT. hmmm, but, it seems if Fr Barron keeps teaching this way, I may not have to go to the temple after all.
3/26/2012 8:45:31 PM
Racheal check out Jeff Cavins' The Story of Salvation through his Bible Timeline Series. There are 24 lessons and accompanying DVD's that take one through the old testament referencing The Catechism of the Catholic Church. If you liked Fr. Barron's comments, you like this equally well. They post groups starting lessons across the U.S. There are Catholics steeped in the old testament teaching the history of salvation.
3/27/2012 12:05:14 AM
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