WOF 006: Three Paths to Holiness

January 19, 2016

What does it mean to be a saint? Bishop Barron shares the three-fold path to holiness, which involves finding the center, knowing you’re a sinner, and discovering that your life is not about you. This week, he also answers a question about the relationship between mercy and justice.

Topics Discussed

  • 1:10 – Are each of us really called to be saints?
  • 4:42 – What is a saint, and how do we become one?
  • 6:15 – “Finding the center” and how rose windows symbolize this move
  • 9:03 – How do we “find the center”?
  • 10:16 – The spiritual lesson of the rose window and the “wheel of fortune”
  • 13:43 – Why is it important to know that you’re a sinner?
  • 19:10 – Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Revelation” and the symbol of sin
  • 22:04 – If my life isn’t about me, what is it about?
  • 26:00 – Ego-drama vs. Theo-drama
  • 28:37 – The Theo-drama in A Man for All Seasons
  • 31:59 – Question from caller: What is the relationship between mercy and justice?

Bonus Resources

Mentioned Scene from A Man For All Seasons

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