Classic Sunday Sermon: Becoming a Brick Wall of Integrity
Bishop Robert BarronClassic Sunday Sermon
Becoming a Brick Wall of Integrity
Friends, our own wickedness and virtue belong to oneself. Though our communities and background stories affect our mind and will, nevertheless, the individual stands alone in the presence of God. We show God and the world who we are by the integrity of our moral acts. What we do defines who we are, and therefore we must cultivate the moral dimension of our life to avoid ethical calamity.
Bishop Barron is currently in Rome participating in the Synod on Synodality. For the next seven weeks, we will be airing a Classic Sermon. Bishop Barron will return with all new sermons (and a new set!) in time for November 19, the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Bishop Robert Barron
October 1, 2023
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, virgin and doctor of the Church
Gospel: Mt 21:28-32
Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people: "What is your opinion? A man had two sons. He came to the first and said, 'Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.' He said in reply, 'I will not,' but afterwards changed his mind and went. The man came to the other son and gave the same order. He said in reply, 'Yes, sir, 'but did not go. Which of the two did his father's will?" They answered, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you. When John came to you in the way of righteousness, you did not believe him; but tax collectors and prostitutes did. Yet even when you saw that, you did not later change your minds and believe him."
*United States Conference of Catholic