Lent is a time where Catholics go “into the desert” and confront all the sins that keep us from perfect communion with God. We offer Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that we might be strengthened for our journey into the Divine Life. During this trial (and all trials), Catholics can take heart in the certain joy of Easter, the great Christian hope of the Resurrection. In this episode of the Word on Fire Show, Bishop Barron explains the hope on offer in Christianity and discusses how we can cling to this unique hope regardless of our circumstances. Finally, a listener asks how to cultivate an emotional connection with God.

Topics Discussed

  • 0:17 – Intro and recap of the 2017 LA. Congress
  • 2:30 – How would you define hope?
  • 5:25 – What’s the difference between hoping for something and placing your hope in something?
  • 7:20 – Why is it important to put our hope in God?
  • 10:0o – What about putting our hope in romantic love and family?
  • 14:00 – If we put our hope in God, can we expect to get what we want from life?
  • 15:40 – How does putting our hope in God change us?
  • 18:20 – How is the Christian hope different from other religions?
  • 19:55 – How does having a spirit of detachment allow you to find hope in Christ?
  • 23:14 – How living a hope-filled life comes down to loving others as Christ loved us.
  • 24:38 – Question from listener: How can one cultivate an emotional connection with God?

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  3. Heydi B Calderon Apr 24, 2017

    I love listening to Bishop Baron! When he explained my catholic faith, it makes sense. Thank you, and may God Bless You. Heydi

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