We would rather not have to think about this painful truth: while Christ has won the war, Christians are called to continue fighting the battles. While He has redeemed us, we still live in enemy occupied territory. And this takes wisdom and courage.
Homily from Ash Wednesday. For many of us, our default assumption about life is: it’s fine. Even when things are obviously broken, we can pretend that they will “fix themselves.” But Lent reminds [...]