Father Chris Martin started out his homily this morning by mentioning the world didn’t totally stop when Jesus was born. In fact, many people viewed him as “ordinary” and rejected Jesus because he didn’t meet their expectations early in his life.
Father then turned to the story of St. Augustine, who was a Doctor of the church. He went from city to city searching for God in truth and pleasure. For us as Catholics, similar to Augustine, we sometimes think there should be a big sign or angel appearing proving God is with us. The truth is that Jesus comes into our lives with humility and gentleness.
Father stated, “God loves us with extraordinary love in the ordinary experiences we have”.
Let us all pray that when we ask where God is that we, as people of faith, can say,
“Behold the scandalous love of God revealed, for he is Emmanuel and loves us”.