Seek First the Kingdom of God
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 26, 2017 .
“Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and the rest will be given to you.” Make God the center of your life, and you will be spiritually ordered in Christ's image. But if you make wealth and security your center, you will be empty. You make the choice: will God be your center?
Blessed Are We
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 29, 2017 .
As we look into the famous “Beatitudes” described in this weeks Gospel, we learn that the Divine Mercy is the path to true joy. The more we allow the Divine Mercy to flow through us the more it grows in us. Once we eliminate the idolatrous rivals of wealth, pleasure, power, and honor and make Christ the priority in our lives we begin to live like saints.
Bishop Barron on “The Way of a Pilgrim”
by Bishop Robert Barron . December 29, 2016 .
“The Way of a Pilgrim”, whose author is unknown to us, concerns a man from mid-nineteenth century Russia who found himself deeply puzzled by St. Paul’s comment in first Thessalonians that we should “pray unceasingly.” How, he wondered, amidst all of the demands of life, is this even possible? With the Jesus Prayer on his lips, he seeks the answer on a pilgrimage. What he finds is a lesson for us all.
The Mountain of the Lord
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 27, 2016 .
This week we enter into the great season of Advent. Our first reading from the prophet Isaiah describes how every nation streams towards God's holy mountain. As you enter the Advent season, think about this holy mountain. Is the mountain of the Lord higher than every other mountain for you? Do you stream toward it with your whole being?
Bubbles, Everything is Bubbles
by Bishop Robert Barron . July 31, 2016 .
The readings for this weekend have a tremendous cohesiveness. They all speak to a truth about our world that is hard to take in, that has to be repeated to each generation afresh, a truth that many older people have an easier time understanding than young people: nothing in this world lasts.
Fr. Barron on ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’
by Bishop Robert Barron . January 1, 2015 .
Ridley Scott’s new film “Exodus: Gods and Kings” features all the basic elements of the biblical story, but he nevertheless misses the main point. The biblical Exodus is not primarily about political liberation but spiritual liberation from false gods.
The Great Yes and The Great No
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 4, 2013 .
Very often we find ourselves drawn towards extremes: puritanism or hedonism, idolizing the world or demonizing the world. The proper Catholic balance involves a balance—a yes and a no—to both extremes. We should enjoy the world we have been given while understanding that it is not as important as the God who gave it.