The Sin of David
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 16, 2013 .
Today's first reading describes the sin of David with Bathsheba, David's attempts to cover up his crime, and the subsequent punishment for his sin. Even God's chosen king fell into terrible sin. Each person must always be on their guard against temptation for although God offers grace, it is not cheap grace.
Envy and Ambition
by Bishop Robert Barron . September 23, 2012 .
The danger of jealousy and envy is that it is as much damaging to others as it is to ourselves. When we are envious, or even ambitious for the purpose of outdoing others, it knocks us off our center and we lose our orientation toward Christ. To his disciples, Jesus presented the model of a child - one who thrives under authority, strives for obedience, and lives in the present. Envy lives in the past and the future, but God's grace is available now.
The Twelve and the New Israel
by Bishop Robert Barron . July 15, 2012 .
This week, Mark relays the story of Jesus giving the Twelve Apostles their "marching orders," the instructions on how they would go out and spread the word to the world. Notably, he tells them to go "two by two," laying the foundation for the communal nature of the Church. They are to bring nothing but the simple tools to keep them moving forward, and they are be resolute in fighting the demons of the world-injustice, corruption and dysfunction. These were as much instructions for the Apostles as they are instructions for us to fulfill the mission of the Church today.
"For Greater Glory" Commentary by Fr. Robert Barron
by Bishop Robert Barron . June 20, 2012 .
Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.