Homily from the First Sunday of Advent.
"What we are going to find is that for weeks, if not months, we are just going to find ourselves saying the words. But the day will come, if we allow this Mass, our encounter with mystery, our encounter with beauty, our encounter with something bigger than ourselves, if we allow that to change us, what we'll find is that we're no longer just saying the prayers, we're now praying the prayers. And they take on an entirely new meaning, an entirely new depth so that that desire for self-expression and that need to be changed meet."
Mass Readings from November 27, 2011:
Isaiah 63:16-17, 19, 64:2-7
1 Corinthians 1:3-9