Friday, June 16, 2017

Bread in the Desert and Addiction Recovery

Bread in the Desert 
Cycle A Ordinary Time  Corpus Christi 
by Bishop Robert Barron
June 22, 2014
Details: "All of us are on a spiritual journey from sin to salvation. Like the Israelites longing for a return to Egypt, many of us occasionally desire our old addictions, providing the anxious ego with comfort and security. Far from Egypt, the Promised Land is the spiritual space of complete dependence upon God. But the Israelites are not there yet. They need to eat the manna from heaven. For Catholics, this is the Eucharist. It is the means to getting God’s divine life within us."

An additional perspective on Bishop Baron's presentation is by Scott Weeman on June 14, 2017 at, which is quoted below:

“Few can summarize the spiritual principles that overlap between addiction recovery and nourishment through the Eucharist like Bishop Robert Barron. He speaks to this really well and beautifully connects our journey to the readings for this Feast of Corpus Christi. If you are on the Road to Happy Destiny (active in addiction recovery), I strongly suggest taking fifteen minutes to hear what Bishop Barron has to say. In fact, he ties the act of sin to the same spiritual principles that are applicable to anyone. I believe giving this a listen will enhance your experience as you contemplate the space that God occupies in your life as we lead up to Sunday’s Eucharistic celebration.”

Update:  Suggested reading:  “Transformed and Unified: On the Eucharist and Recovery “ by Scott Weeman on June 18, 2017 at