Homily from the Third Sunday of Advent.
“This is what life is like. ‘I’ve got all these papers due, I’ve got all these projects due, I’ve got this test to do, I’ve got all this stuff to do, I’ve got all this pressure on me!’ And this is so beautiful that, in the middle of all of this, the Church says, ‘Yes, in the middle of this kind of life, rejoice!’ You don’t have to wait for life to be perfect to be able to take joy in it. You don’t have to wait for stress to be done to say actually, right now, today, I can rejoice. Because you have to realize this: it is a choice to rejoice. ”
Mass Readings from December 14, 2014:
Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28