I just read yesterday's homily at Fr. JC Maximilian's blog.
Relating to our nation's celebration today:
This weekend as we enjoy the blessings of our family and friends, and we celebrate loudly the freedom that we enjoy in this great country of ours, let us also become more filled with the joy of the gift of our Salvation. The freedoms we celebrate in our country, as tremendous as they are, only pale in comparison to the freedom from sin and death that Jesus won for us on the Cross. Jesus has won for us an everlasting freedom; He has given us eternal life. So come on, give me a “PRAISE THE LORD!”
Amen to that! Happy Birthday, America! And PRAISE THE LORD!