In the form of God

Added 29 September 2017 by Bishop Robert Barron

Some skeptics suggest the divinity of Jesus is a myth, or a later invention of the Church, that Jesus was nothing more than an ordinary man or great teacher. But in today's text from St. Paul, an exceptionally early text traced to within a handful of years of Jesus' death, we find a clear declaration of the contrary. Jesus is described as being in the “form of God,” a staggering claim that affirms his divinity. Yet even still, he did not grasp at his godliness, but emptied himself and took the form a slave.

Mass Readings:
Reading 1 - Ezekiel 18:25-28
Psalm - Psalm 25:4-9
Reading 2 - Philippians 2:1-11
Gospel - Matthew 21:28-32


Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron

Los Angeles

Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of LA.

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