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Showing posts with label Pope Benedict XVI Christmas Homily 2012. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pope Benedict XVI Christmas Homily 2012. Show all posts

Monday, December 24, 2012

Homily of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for Christmas Midnight Mass

 
SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI

Saint Peter's Basilica
Monday, 24 December 2012

 
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Dear Brothers and Sisters!

Again and again the beauty of this Gospel touches our hearts: a beauty that is the splendour of truth. Again and again it astonishes us that God makes himself a child so that we may love him, so that we may dare to love him, and as a child trustingly lets himself be taken into our arms. It is as if God were saying: I know that my glory frightens you, and that you are trying to assert yourself in the face of my grandeur. So now I am coming to you as a child, so that you can accept me and love me.