In our Gospel for today, Luke invokes the most significant cultural and political players of that time and place; but then, just as he did in the Christmas story, he pulls the rug out from under us. The word of God, the definitive guide to life, came not to one of the major players in their palaces, but to this isolated oddball, this mad prophet wearing animal skins and eating locusts. And this oddball prophet, who speaks the word of God, is ushering in a whole new way of ordering one’s life.
Mountains and Valleys
Cycle CAdventWeek 2
by Bishop Robert BarronDecember 9, 2018
- Bishop Barron on God, Equality, and the Founding of America
- Bishop Barron on Social Media and the Catholic Culture of Contempt
- Here’s How Christian Action Is Distinct from Mere Activism
- The Word That Accomplishes Its Purpose
- Seeds of Grace, and How We Receive Them
- Fr. Connor Danstrom’s Music Seeks Out the Hard and Dark Places
- The Family Bookshelf: Secular Books Can Complement Catholic Catechesis
- Heartbeats of Incarnation: Creativity in Crisis
- Jesus of Nazareth, Breaker of Hearts
- Video Games and the Hero’s Narrative
- Zechariah and the New David
- Should My Son Be a Father?
- Why Icons Should Be Part of Catholic Catechetics
- Joel Clarkson and the Importance of Human Creativity to Faith
- How Does a Christian Respond in Time of Social Crisis?
- Why “What are the Bishops Doing About it?” is the Wrong Question