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This page features archived podcasts from previous “cycle A” years (2017, 2014, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2002, 1999). To access 2020 podcasts click on menu items above.

WORD ON FIRE SERMONS

Bishop Robert Barron

2008

The feast of the Baptism of the Lord is a celebration of God’s great humility. In order to rescue us sinners, God the Son bent low and stood with us in the muck and mud of our dysfuction. This was so that he could draw us up to his glory.

2005

John the Baptist, the last and greatest of the prophets, correctly discerns that Jesus is the Son of God, but what he finds disconcerting is that this God-man comes to him for baptism: “I should rather be baptized by you.” This reversal–still stunning 2000 years later–is indicative of the Incarnation’s purpose: God’s desire to enter into the state and condition of the sinner out of love.

2002

The scene of the baptism of Jesus described in the Gospel of Matthew is a theophany, a showing forth of the being of God. The Father crying out from heaven; the Son standing in the water with us sinners; the Spirit hovering.

CATHOLIC INSPIRATION

Father Andrew Ricci

The baptism of Jesus reveals the power of the Holy Trinity. As the Father calls Jesus his beloved Son, we recognize that through our baptism we are configured as sons and daughters of God, beloved children who are empowered to bring Christ’s light to the world. (2019)

STUDY

When have I experienced a life-changing moment? How has this helped me to become a better person?

PRAY

Ask God for guidance to face new challenges with courage and strength.

SERVE

How can I help someone in the midst of great change? How can I support them?

 

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