Saturday, December 06, 2008

Homily for Advent

My twin brother, Matt (who is a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Louisville, KY) recently wrote a homily for Advent. I realize that it is for the first week instead of the second, but I thought you all might like to read it nonetheless. Here's his introduction:
  • Msgr. Ronald Knox, a famous early-twentieth century English convert to Catholicism and a brilliant homilist, characterized Advent as a traveler in the night who with bleary eyes squints at the faint light of his destination ahead. Because the darkness clouds his depth perception he plods forward hoping that the light is only a few hundred yards ahead rather than a few miles. The Hebrew prophets were very much like this traveler as they looked forward to the redemption of their people and the restoration of a true king in the line of David. They did not know how long it would take for this glimmer of light to break out into perfect day, they just knew that some day it would.
See Homily for First Week of Advent, Year B to read the rest. Please pray for my brother as he walks the slow and arduous path that leads to the priesthood.

Pax Christi,

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