Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 21, 2014

"Silent Night" Conte sketch: Ronald Raab, CSC

“Silent Night”
Conte sketch: Ronald Raab, CSC

(Homily for Sunday December 21, 2014)

My brothers and sisters, our Advent journey is nearly complete. We have celebrated these past weeks hearing the ancient prophets speak boldly within our consciences to wake us from our slumber. We repent and make straight paths for God’s life. We do not know the day or the hour of the Lord’s coming. Our lives reveal God’s love and hope for the world.

The bold voices of the prophets echoed down through the centuries and into our lives in these past weeks. John the Baptist still points into the direction of the coming of Jesus, so that we will be ready, so that we will open our hearts to the incredible mercy of God, to the reality that Jesus’ presence sets us all free. Continue reading