I have to say that sometimes hearing the gospel just seems to demand things that are really, really big. It can feel overwhelming. Can I really trust God completely? Could I really set out on a journey with nothing — no food, no sack, no money in their belts? I cannot believe that it is even possible. But then I think of the love of Jesus. I think of all that he has done for me. I think that despite my unworthiness, he offers salvation to me anyway. Even though the task is big, the love of God and his grace is even bigger.
Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on March 26, 2019.