Homily for Christmas Day Year A
Theme: The Word was made Flesh
By: Fr. Benny Tuazon
Homily for Wednesday December 25 2019
(Jn. 1:1-14) December 25, 2019, Christmas Day
In today’s Gospel John the Evangelist gives His own version of the coming of the Messiah, our Lord Jesus Christ. He summarized God’s plan of salvation, from the decision to send the Son, coming of John the Baptist, to Jesus’ ministry and life.
Christmas is the appreciation of what God had done in Jesus Christ. He was God but He humbled Himself by becoming one like us. He was God’s Word and became flesh for our salvation. It was a kind of humility transcending all human capacity for humility. For God to become man, God must be love at its best.
Human experience tells us that we are touched by the charity of others. When someone gifts you with a good deed, you tend to owe that someone. The larger is the deed, the greater is the “utang na loob.” Just imagine how much we owe God? Not only were we saved from our sin, it was done by His only begotten Son becoming human and dying in the most excruciating and shameful death.
Today, let us thank God for His generosity and love. Let this gratitude be lasting. Let it inspire us to ache for His presence. And let everyday be a celebration of this great humility.
Merry Christmas to all!