From the worldly perspective, the worst thing a powerful person can do is admit his/her weaknesses to others. If done so, the person loses his/her position of power. Naaman the Syrian, a man of power, is an example of humility. He does not let embarrassment stand in the way of admitting to his weakness. By doing so, he is healed and offers right praise to God. Like Naaman, admitting one’s weaknesses is the first step to proper worship.
Naaman the Syrian
Cycle COrdinary TimeWeek 28
by Bishop Robert BarronOctober 10, 2010
- Announcing the New Word on Fire Institute Journal, “Evangelization & Culture”!
- Living Within a Formed Catholic Conscience Is Not for Wimps
- Bishop Barron on George Will’s “The Conservative Sensibility”
- “The Rapper in Black”: Why NF Is Taking the Music World by Storm
- The Narrow Gate
- How Religion Supports Science, But Atheism Doesn’t
- New Course Featuring Leah Libresco Sargeant! “Christian Community as Leaven for the World”
- Five Rules for Theology Teachers
- Do Not Be Afraid: Use Your Catholic Imagination
- What I Learned a Half-Mile Under the Earth
- Fate of the Prophet
- Is Christianity a Religion or a Relationship?
- Spiritual Deafness
- Benedicta a Cruce
- Bishop Barron on “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
- The Quality of Evangelism and Preaching Does Not Depend Upon a Pulpit