Christmas 2014 – Something New is Happening

Father Bob’s Christmas homily…

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Christmas 2014

Something new is happening tonight.  Something new is happening because something new is happening every Christmas.  Something new happens when God breaks into the world, when the presence of the Messiah is felt, when salvation comes to save us.  Something new is happening tonight – souls are stirred and hearts are renewed.  It is the Christmas Eve and Jesus Christ is born.

Something new is happening because something new happened to a people awaiting the consolation of God.  Something new is happening because with hope and patience the Jewish people prayed for deliverance, for the Lord to show himself powerful and alive to a persecuted, occupied and oppressed people.  Something new is happening because their hopes were met beyond their wild expectation, because their dream was met with a startling reality.

Something new is happening tonight because something new happened to a young girl who is asked for…

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