Three Questions from the Desert
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 10, 2019 .
Lent is a time of paring down—a time spent in the desert, if you will—as exemplified by Jesus’ forty days of fasting in these arid, barren lands. He was tempted three times by Satan, and rejected each attempt, giving glory to God at every turn. This is the lesson for us: that we make God the center of our lives and not test him. We are here to do his will, which is clarified through our own Lenten sacrifices.
Angels and Wild Beasts
by Bishop Robert Barron . February 18, 2018 .
On this first Sunday of Lent, the Church asks us to meditate on animals and angels. For Christ, in his own person, joins together the disparate elements of creation, the spiritual and the material, angels and wild beasts. There are, of course, angels and wild beasts in all of us. We are all a microcosm of the ethereal and the corporeal, the spiritual and the physical.
Parable of the Talents
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 19, 2017 .
Your being increases in the measure that you give it away. That's the law of the gift, and it can be found from end to end of the Bible. One application of this law has to do with faith itself. Your faith will grow only in the measure that you give it away, sharing it with others.
The Uniquely Christian Response to the Problem of Suffering
by Fredric Heidemann . July 3, 2017 .
Christianity: A Bargain That Will Cost You Everything
by Joe Heschmeyer . June 30, 2017 .