“Who or what are you most afraid of?” is, I submit, a very important spiritual question. To answer it honestly is to know how and why your life is structured the way it is. The simple message of the the Gospel for this week is that one should fear, above all, the loss of friendship with God. More than the loss of money, health, power, the esteem of others, life itself, one should be afraid of losing intimacy with God. If that is truly your greatest fear, you are not far from the Kingdom of Heaven.
What Are You Afraid Of?
Cycle AOrdinary TimeWeek 12
by Bishop Robert BarronJune 19, 2005
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- Why C.S. Lewis’ ”The Abolition of Man” Still Matters: Forming Souls to See Reality
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- The Strangeness of God
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- Tour de France: Evangelization on Two Wheels
- On Christianity, Tolerance, and the Need to “Coexist”