Come and See a Manger

Fr. Bob’s Christmas homily…

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Christmas A 2016

The night shepherds, quietly watching their flocks are disturbed by a miraculous sight:  an angel of the Lord shining in the glory of God.  What the angel has to say is as unimaginable as its appearance.  ““Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.”  These outcasts, the lowly among the lowly, are given the news Israel had waited its whole existence to hear.  They trust their eyes and ears and leave their flocks behind that they might, in the words of our theme this year, “Come and See” this child who fulfills the long awaited promise:  ““Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to…

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