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The Lesson of the Prodigal Son

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 21, 2004 .

Jesus' parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the most memorable, carefully crafted, and inspiring stories ever told. In some ways, the whole of the Christian "thing" is summed up in this narrative. We have a God who invites us into the dynamism of his own life, and who relentlessly pursues us even when, in our stupidity and sin, we refuse to respond to the invitation.

Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 7, 2001 .

For Jesus, faith is power. When we have linked ourselves to the God who fashions and governs the cosmos, we allow enormous power to flow through us for the transformation of the world. To have faith is to live in the "great soul." It is to expand the horizons of our consciousness and activity infinitely.

It is for Freedom that Christ Set Us Free

by Bishop Robert Barron . July 1, 2001 .

"Freedom" is one of the most ambiguous words in the religious lexicon. It can mean simply the capacity to choose this or that, to say "yes" or "no." But in a deeper spiritual sense, it means the power to follow only the right path, to say only "yes" to what God holds out to us. It is this latter type of liberty that Christ procures for us His followers.

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