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Today our Lord has asked you to rejoice.

Third Sunday of Advent

December 13, 2020 •

Now, perception is important. God designed us this way, that from within we would recognize the Truth outside of ourselves, and then come to know it, and love it, and follow it. But what do we do when our perception is distorted (by sin)? There's really not much we can do on our own.

But people are still obsessed with their view of things. "This is what I believe." "This is what I think is true."

As if that really matters. As if your perception, or my perception, is really an issue. Not that it's not important at all. But it's absolutely secondary to what is actually true, because what is real, is real, whether I perceive it or not. That's it. It's quite simple. Even if I had never existed, reality would still be real. The truth would still be the truth.

So how do I come to perceive reality, truth, as it is?

Truth itself, must be revealed to me....

Jesus says "I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life." If He does not come into the world and reveal Himself to us, we can never know it....

This is what's most important. Perception only matters if it's God's perception, if it's how God perceives things because He's the only one who perceives things as they are, as He made them to be. My perception, your perception is irrelevant, absolutely irrelevant, if it is not in unity with His.

How will the Truth reveal itself to us?

Is 61:1-2a, 10-11; Lk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54; 1 Thes 5:16-24; Jn 1:6-8, 19-28

Homily begins at 17:30

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