Who is God’s chief rival for your heart? God promises us joy in abundance. Yet so few Christians experience joy because we allow God to have to scramble for a place in our hearts and in our lives. We tolerate (and even cling to) God’s competitors. We allow God to have rivals.
Homily from the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. There is a clear difference between a reason and an excuse. Excuses are not acceptable answers, but there are times when even “good reasons” [...]