Midweek Advent homily

The same God who watches over children watches over you as well, to protect you from all danger and guard and keep you from all evil. The same God who chose Elizabeth, who chose Mary, chose you for your role as parent and grandparent as well. Like Elizabeth, like Mary, we are not perfect parents, much less perfect people, but God does not look for perfection from us. He expects it from Jesus, who lived a life of perfection not to shame us, but so that He could give it to us. So that by faith we could claim His perfection as our own and be changed from sinful children, sinful brothers, parents, sinful sisters, sinful parents and grandparents to perfect children of God.