27 November 2013

A Christmas homily hint from Pope Francis

It is never too early to begin ruminating on the beginnings of a homily for important days in the life of the Church, such as the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, more commonly knows simply as Christmas.

In his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, His Holiness Pope Francis provides a summary of the consequences of faith in the Christ Child:
True faith in the incarnate Son of God is inseparable from self-giving, from membership in the community, from service, from reconciliation with others (88).
Priests and Deacons, take this line with to prayer as you begin preparing your Christmas homilies.  This might not be a bad way to go this year.

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