Homily from the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

“There’s nothing wrong with going to Old Country Buffet and saying, ‘I’ll have some of this, but I don’t want any of that.’ …It doesn’t work when it comes to religion. How come? Because if God is real, that means that God actually has an identity outside of me. Just like if my mom is actually a real person, when my dad loves her, he can’t just do what he wants, he has to love her because she has a real identity outside of himself. If God is real, then there is actually a way we can love Him and a way that we can’t love Him, if He is an objective reality.”

Mass Readings from February 3, 2013:
Jer 1:4-5, 17-19
1 Cor 12:31—13:13
Luke 4:21-30