I drove past a billboard the other day that advertised Saint Louis Community College. The slogan they used was this: Come as you are, See who you become! I thought this was a perfect invitation to use for the practice of the faith. Come to Church however you are, and let the presence of the risen Christ change you — convert you. And then be amazed at the type of person you become. The risen Jesus makes all this possible. He forgives sins! He gives grace! When we witness to the power of his resurrection, making sure the resurrection is not simply so much nonsense, but is in fact, by our witness to it, the powerful event that changes everything.
Homily given on April 21, 2019, at Ascension Catholic Church in Chesterfield, Missouri.