Homily from the First Sunday of Advent.

“This line of enough is really important, but it’s really subtle, and it’s so vital: because if I have more than enough I have excess, but if I have less than enough I have suffering. … At the end of the day, each of us has to know and has to choose what enough actually is. We actually have to do the hard work of thinking it through and saying, ‘So I can’t feel my way to what is enough because I am a terrible judge of that when I go by my gut, literally and figuratively. But also, if I don’t decide what enough really is, then I will never actually be happy because I’ll never know if I have it. I’ll never actually know if I have enough.’ … As we enter into Advent, the big question comes up: what is enough? And not just what is enough stuff. But the question is this: do I love Jesus enough? … What is there in my life that I might actually need less of in my life just so that I can have more than enough love for Jesus?”

Mass Readings from December 1, 2013:
Isaiah 2:1-5
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:37-44