As recent storms and power outages have jolted us to remember, we are much more than the distractions that surround us. And we are much more than needs and urgencies of each day. Rather, like the Publican in Christ's parable, we are persons in need of God's mercy, love, and healing. May God grant us the humility to recognize that this is so!
A homily for the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee.