Jesus boldly proclaimed, “I am the way, the truth, and the life”. In order to be His disciple, one must make Jesus Christ the foundation of life and proclaim His Lordship in every area of life. Much like the rose window in Chartres Cathedral, a well ordered soul revolves around the great center, which is Christ. In this episode, Bishop Robert Barron begins a series called The Eight Principles of the Word on Fire Ethos with this key principle, namely, “Christocentrism”. Bishop explains how we go about making Christ the priority of our lives, and why we must know who Jesus is in order to do so. The listener questions asks why the Sacred Heart of Jesus is so important in Christian devotion. 

Topics Discussed

  • 0:17  – Introduction, Bishop’s recent trip to Mundelein Seminary.
  • 2:00 – What is Christocentrism?
  • 5:53 – Is it possible to be too obsessed with Jesus?
  • 7:20 – Why is it important not to domesticate the real Jesus?
  • 8:45 – How should we read the difficult truths Jesus spoke?
  • 10:45 – How do we make Jesus the center of our lives?
  • 15:22 – Question from listener: Why is the Sacred Heart of Jesus is so important in Christian devotion?

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5 comments on “WOF 073: Unwavering Christo-centrism

  1. Were Adam and Eve holy before they committed original sin?

  2. Letty Dino Jul 3, 2017

    Bishop Barron has enriched my Catholic life. Listening to him expound on the many basic things that I do as a Catholic made me understand a lot more about why I do what I do, as in why do I have the urge to say the Rosary everyday, why do I feel compelled to kneel before the altar overtime, and why do I keep remembering to say the Angelus at noon and at 6 PM.

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  4. Kathleen Dyer Feb 3, 2019

    Jesus as centre of my life: he is the predominant sight in every aspect and every level of my life, each breath I take, the focus that keeps me from straying off the point. if I displace my focus from Christ on to other aspects of life this is when there is danger of being lead astray – I step off the raft of true life eternal. I give up all so that he returns all renewed.

    The difficulty with this is that this reality is often times difficult to share in a parish community, it is mainly experienced in prayer and isolation.

  5. Eloise Williams Sep 7, 2020

    …I am distracted in seeking a closer/ intimate relationship in knowing Christ .through Catholicism, through the insights of Bishop Barron….HELP!!!

    I’m not Catholic!! I’m a full- time employer within a Non-Catholic ministry !