Homily from the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.
“We recognize that it’s been a month since we’ve seen each other, maybe even longer. And I imagine that in that time there has maybe been some failure. We have a decision: we can let that failure discourage us and we can quit, or we can let that failure humble us and we can ask for help. But the reality is this: I can’t let my failure keep me outside the walls, I can’t let my failure keep me away from worship, and I can’t let my failure keep me away from the Word. …We just let our failure humble us, until we realize that I can’t do this on my own, I need to start again.”
Mass Readings from January 27, 2013:
Nehemiah 8:2-4, 5-6, 8-10
1 Corinthians 12:12-30
Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21