We have another great image from the prophet Isaiah this weekend: the blooming desert. So many of the Biblical heroes–Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist, Paul, Jesus himself–have to pass through the desert before they undertake their missions. It is only through this period of dryness, austerity, simplification, and spiritual prioritization that the blossoming of grace comes. Good Advent lesson for us.
The Blooming Desert
Cycle AAdventWeek 3
by Bishop Robert BarronDecember 12, 2004
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- Practice, Patience, Prayer: Lessons in Evangelization from the Parables
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