Homily from the Christmas Eve Mass.

“Paul said, ‘Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a good person, although perhaps for a good person one might even find courage to die.’ But here’s the kicker, here’s the line, here’s what Christianity is: ‘But God proves His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’ This recognition that God’s not waiting for you, He’s not waiting for me to get better in order to listen to us or in order to come close to us or in order to get involved in our lives. Because the story of Christianity, Christmas, is a story of God’s love: not how well I love. It’s the story of God’s faithfulness: not how faithful I am. It’s the story of God’s goodness: not my goodness, and not your goodness.”

Mass Readings from December 24, 2013:
Isaiah 62:1-5
Acts 13:16-17, 22-25
Matthew 1:1-25