Robert Barron | – It’s Time to Come Home — Bishop Barron’s Sunday Sermon

Friends, in the first reading today, we hear of a people exiled from their homeland of Jerusalem, in need of a highway to bring them home safely across the rough terrain. In the Gospels, we find a people still in need of that highway home, but this time because of a spiritual rather than physical exile. John the Baptist shows us that, to this day, Jesus is our highway home to God when we find ourselves apart from him.

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  1. Bishop Barron. I hope you read this: thank you so much for your constancy. I am a Catholic High school teacher and a Catholic Church youth choir director and I have looked to you for guidance for years now and your constancy and presence is something I can say has strengthened me in all of my capacities professionally and personally. Thank you for everything you do.

  2. Funny you mention a musician (Paul Simon) because the first thing that came to mind for me is the late great Chris Cornell in the song "I Am the Highway" by Audioslave. Among other things, he says he is "not your rolling wheels, I am the highway." Never quite understood who he was referring to until you pointed this out. I'd recommend the song if you're a hard rock fan.

  3. The beginning of your homily made me pray for all the endured people taken from their homelands and the immigrants and other peoples who have been ripped from their homeland and are too heart sick to do anything but pray and sing soul songs. Thank you for reminding me again to pray for them .

  4. This Homily is truly a sign from God. My wife and I have lived abroad for three years. Recently the desire to return to the States has hit our hearts. The opportunity seems to be there but we see news of trouble there, which is exaggerated by being here. And of course family issues come into play. We both have some anxiety about going home. The title of the message, "it's time to come home," was an attention getter for us. So we listened carefully. "Walk in the way that he is," reassured me that it's time to go home. That all of the"obstacles" we see, we will walk over them as we follow the straight way. Thank you Bishop Barron and God bless you.

  5. Thank you Bishop Barron for
    sharing with us the gifts of insight that GOD has Blessed you with.I am very thankful to GOD for you.
    GOD BLESS and Prayers for HIS continued gifts of health, guidance,
    wisdom , ability and means to share .

  6. Thank you, Bishop Barron, for yet, another profound Homily. You're leading us closer to Jesus, our Lord, one Homily at a time. Feeling peaceful every time I tuned in to your Homily, from this quite busy world we're in.

  7. Dear Bishop Barron, please sit down and teach, like you used to do. Talk to us, as you used to do
    Even Jesus sat to teach and he didn't dress up for the occasion. I just listened to Dec. 9 in 2011. What a difference from this one. What has happened? I know you are now an "official " teacher, but the formality of this well crafted presentation does change the heart message. Standing and proclaiming belongs in large forums. You are speaking to individuals or small groups watching this video. I thank you.

  8. Bishop I believe in your words. However our Pope is taking our church into the Devils hands. He truly scares me. If the Pope continues to follow a One World Order, our church and Country will be destroyed. Is this God’s plan?

  9. Thank you for your teachings. I like that Bishop Robert Barron talks about Jesus being the "Highway" because some catholics pay more importance to saved sinner Therese of Lisieux "little way" than following Jesus the WAY the TRUTH and the LIFE. Reading the lives of sinners who tried to follow Christ is OK but she would have done better by saying she has nothing to teach for "there is only one Teacher and Master" and that is Jesus Christ and be humble enough to point to Jesus as the "only Way", I would say the "Highway". Let Jesus be our only Teacher, Master and Way for there is no other name under heaven by which we might be saved.