3rd Sunday of Lent (C)

Bishop Barron Sunday Podcast

Fr. Andrew Ricci

Bishop Barron

Bishop Barron

BISHOP BARRONDAILY REFLECTIONS

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2022

Who is God?

BISHOP ROBERT BARRONFriends, on this Third Sunday of Lent, we have the privilege of reading one of the most important texts in the Bible: God addressing Moses from the burning bush. In this passage, the true God manifests his own identity: he is closer to you than you are to yourself, yet higher than anything you can possibly imagine. And he gives himself a name: “I Am Who I Am”—not a being among beings, but Being itself.


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