Our first reading for this weekend is taken from the fifty-fifth chapter of the book of the prophet Isaiah. The “second” section of Isaiah dates from around the time of the return of Israel from captivity in Babylon, and hence it is filled with the language of hope and salvation. And this passage that we read today, which reminds us of the foundational scriptural principle of the primacy of grace, is one of the most magnificent.
Come to the Water!
Cycle AOrdinary TimeWeek 18
by Bishop Robert BarronAugust 2, 2020
- The Shocking Truth: It Is Good That You Exist
- It’s Not the End of the World…Is It?
- The Strangeness of God
- Mary: Why We Need Our Lady of Sorrows in 2020
- Tour de France: Evangelization on Two Wheels
- On Christianity, Tolerance, and the Need to “Coexist”
- Why Mark Galli, Former Editor-in-Chief of “Christianity Today,” Decided to Become Catholic
- Lord, Bless That Person I Hate So Much
- Hugging Anger
- Kanye’s Theological Argument with His Catholic Friend
- You’re Meant to Be an Eagle, Not a Chicken: A Reflection on Baptism
- Four (More) Reasons I Love Being a Dad
- A Chapter that Changed My Life: “Love and Responsibility”
- God Is Immanent—and You Get to Be His Tabernacle
- A Sick Dog and a Lesson in Communion of All Types
- Correcting a Brother