Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Christmas Sermon, December 25th - Why Did God the Son Become Man? (Father Ryan Erlenbush, Corpus Christi Parish)

The details of the Christmas Story are filled with great significance -- Jesus is teaching us who he is, and who he wants to be for us.  He is born at night in the winter, the darkest and coldest time of the year, to teach us that he is the light of the world sent to rekindle charity in men's hearts. He is born in the City of David, Bethlehem (which means, House of Bread) to teach us that he is the true King who will nourish us with his own body in the Eucharist.

But why was it that the Second Person of the Trinity became man? Why God the Son, rather than the Father or the Holy Spirit?   Because by his incarnation, God the Son wants to make us sons and daughters of God. He who is divine wisdom, comes to heal the original sin (which was seeking wisdom through eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil). He who was born of the Father before all ages, was born in time of the Virgin Mary, and desires to be born in our souls through grace each day.

Listen online [here]!


Post a Comment

When commenting, please leave a name or pseudonym at the end of your comment so as to facilitate communication and responses.

Comments must be approved by the moderator before being published.