This homily is based on Matthew 22:34-40.
Singer/songwriter Howie Day has a couple of great lines in his 2003 hit, “Collide”:
Even the best fall down sometimes.
Even the wrong words seem to rhyme.
Never mind the rest of the song–which, of course, is a love song–but I think those two lines capture something pretty basic in our lives: Sometimes even the best of us can screw things up!