Homily from the Second Sunday of Advent.

“If there is only one real tragedy in life, to get to the end and to not have been a saint, then I need to get this into my head and into my heart: that a fall is not necessarily a tragedy; that a sin is not necessarily a tragedy; and that to be running the race and to fall down is not the end of the race yet. …Because a fall is just a fall.”

Mass Readings from December 9, 2012:
Baruch 5:1-9
Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11
Luke 3:1-6