Fr. Mike shares his homily from Christmas Mass on describing the Brocolli Barometer in a new light to show it as a powerful perspective device for helping us prioritize our lives, but to learn from the truly bad things that happen so we can develop empathy for those around us.
The birth of Jesus on Christmas morning allows the mystery of our faith to take the next step in living our faith. I pray that our Merry Christmas today may have the same impact that the child had on me. May Christ’s coming today change your hearts and the hearts of those that you greet this Christmas season. This Christmas message expresses my heartfelt desire that you and your family experience a deeper awareness of Christ’s love for you as we joyfully celebrate his birth.
My sisters and brothers, do we believe what Jesus preaches? Do we live it? When we go before our God, may we be able to say, "It was incredibly hard, but I forgave all, even those who had caused me excruciating pain. I learned down below that justice is great, but forgiveness is greater."