Sunday, December 21, 2014

Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent 2014

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
          “For nothing will be impossible for God.”  Take just a moment to ponder those words.  While the holidays can be a joyful time, for some it might be a time for added stress.  It may even bring others to despair.  If we find ourselves feeling down and stressing over the holidays…say the words of the angel Gabriel out loud a few times…”nothing will be impossible for God.”
          It is important for us to remember what we are celebrating, the greatest gift ever given to us…our Lord and Savior.  All too often our focus is placed on giving and receiving something specific, rather than where it should be.  Christmas isn’t about receiving…it’s about giving.  Don’t be looking for something specific; don’t be looking at a price tag, because what the Lord expects us to give doesn't have a price value.  Our Lord expects us to completely give of ourselves.   For it is when we give totally of ourselves we do indeed experience a true sense of happiness and joy.

          “Forever I will sing of the goodness of the Lord.”  This week take advantage of the gifts God has provided us free of charge.  God is indeed GREAT!  Cleanse your hearts and minds, allow Him in and go forth singing the goodness of the Lord by looking for ways we can truly give of ourselves as we prepare to celebrate the Lord’s birth.

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