"Our Lord Jesus Christ was a public relations nightmare. He didn't promise easy triumphs, earthly glory, or a comfortable life. He didn't promise lower taxes or better social programs or safety and security. If someone says to you, "I don't know why you're a Catholic: I could never do that; it just seems like so many burdens and suffering and restrictions and sacrifice, like you have to lose your very self"-you can't say they're wrong, because Jesus said the same thing!"
-Father Dan Gallaugher
Read his whole homily "Jesus has a Few Questions For You" here.