Robert Barron - Friends, the first reading from Deuteronomy today is of
signal importance. Moses, speaking to the people before they enter the
Promised Land, says, “A prophet like me will the LORD, your God, raise
up for you from among your own kin; to him you shall listen.” These
words haunted the mind of Israel. Moses was the supreme authority; there
was no figure in the Old Testament more important. Who could be greater
than Moses? We find the answer in the Gospel: Jesus of Nazareth, the Holy One of God, who speaks on his own authority.