Sunday – Year A – Week 17

Homilies:

All Things Work Together for Good by Bishop Barron

  • This homily will focus on Romans. Read it – all theology is kind of a footnote to Paul and this is Paul’s greatest theological letter. Paul’s letters are all sharp, funny, pastorally alert. Romans is the richest expression of Paul’s thought – Paul in full. Romans is an articulate argument. Paul lays out the argument in chapter 2 – sin – so we need a saviour who can lift us out of a condition we are stuck in. Chapters 3-8 = Paul lays out the great solution. God has given us the great solution to the problem = Jesus Christ. The more we put our trust, faith, confidence in Him… the more we will be saved. Justified through Christ = set right. Remains still a struggle against sin (Chapter 7).
  • Brothers and sisters, we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose –> these words give extraordinary comfort and peace. God’s great providential plan is shown in Christ. The world is a messed up place. God hates sin and death. Not satisfied. God went all the way to the bottom of our dysfunction to set things right.
  • God has won the victory –
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