A Baby’s Cry: The Sound of Christmas | One-Minute Homily

Merry Christmas from the Jesuit Post!

The cry of a baby reminds us of their presence in our lives. Today we celebrate Jesus Christ making himself known to us through the cry of a newborn baby. Matt Stewart, SJ, delivers this special Christmas Day One-Minute Homily.

Of all days, Christmas is a day when we should all hope to hear the lovely cacophony of babies crying at Mass.

I’m Father Matt Stewart, and this is my One-Minute Homily.

When babies cry, we are reminded that they are there with us. And Christmas is a sacred invitation for us to sit with and contemplate the deep mystery of who God is and continues to be: that God is with us, in the flesh, every moment of every day.

The Almighty, who holds the entire universe in His hands today becomes a baby who must be held in the hands of his mother. The King of Kings, attended by the heavenly court and worshipped by angels, today is surrounded by barnyard animals and adored by shepherds.

And the most eloquent way for God-with-us to announce that reality is not through teachings or parables or words of mercy and love, but with the wordless, beautiful, and heartrending cry of a newborn baby.

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