Many people follow the "I'm OK, You're OK" approach to life. It's a pleasant philosophy, but is it really true? As we will see at the conclusion of this homily, in one sense it is - or at least can be, but first we have to face some hard truths. When we look at our long, sad history, human goodness does not exactly shine through. Our history shows wars, greed, torture, rape, mass murder, concentration camps, genocide.
And if that's not enough ask these questions: If we are so good, why do two people deeply in love with each other, have such a hard time staying together? And why do we love hearing other people's faults? Once I mentioned in a homily that gossip was circulating about me. People later told me they wanted to know what the gossip was! Maybe you're curious yourself. Come to Generations of Faith - I'll talk more about it. We can take a deeper look at the I'm OK, You're OK philosophy.
Some of the people we most admire acknowledge they are not OK.