Nativity of our Lord, Mass at Night
December 24, 2020 •
Every time Jesus comes to us in the Holy Mass in the form of bread and wine, we know who He is.
He knocks on the door of our heart and says, "Is there room here for me?"
So often we Catholics haphazardly throw open the door and say, "Oh sure yeah, there's a corner here somewhere that I'm not using."
There's very little you and I can do to actually prepare ourselves for the Lord - He's too good and glorious, and we're too broken and sinful. That's where He steps in and says, "Don't worry I will prepare you to be my dwelling place. I'll do that."
So He gives us His Church and He gives us Her Sacraments.... but do we take advantage of that? Do we dare to approach the Body of our Lord without hearts and souls made pure? Not by our own efforts, but by His grace.
For those of us who do, for those of us who always try to receive the Lord with a clear conscience, it is in these moments in particular that we must rejoice. Because our Lord has come among us.
Is 9:1-6; Ps 96: 1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13; Ti 2:11-14; Lk 2:15-20
Homily begins at 20:13