Say yes to the difficult.
Say yes to the challenging.
Say yes to the improbable.
Say yes to the absurd.
Say yes to love.
Say yes to peace.
Say yes to hope.
Say yes to mercy.
Say yes to God.
Buck the trend, upend the world as God’s radical partner, God’s unlikely choice, God’s mysterious candidate, unknown to the world, but made for great things.
Be the gateway to promises kept. Be the portal to astonishment. Be the opening to wonderment. Be the way to passage to love. Be the door through which mercy flows.
On this Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, look from one side to the other, by saying yes to sin and death, by saying yes to a clean heart and eternal life.
On this opening of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, say yes, even if it means an almost imperceptible shift of your inner being, barely a crack where light can pass through. Say yes to it all, however timidly and however small.
Say yes today.
Thank you, Fran. Amen and again amen.