Lent is, of course, a penitential season, but Advent is as well. We get in touch with our sinfulness during Advent precisely because we want to prepare ourselves for the coming of a Savior. If there is nothing to be saved from, then there is no point in rejoicing at the arrival of Jesus the Lord. The prophet Isaiah offers us a number of powerful images for sin in our first reading for this Sunday. It behooves us, as an Advent spiritual exercise, to meditate on them.
O How We Need a Savior
Cycle BAdventWeek 1
by Bishop Robert BarronNovember 27, 2005
- 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