DAILY HOMILY FROM OUR LADY OF GRACE HERMITAGE Glen Allen, VA
Friday, December 22, 2017
December 22 - 3rd Week of Advent - Friday
+ We are so very close to Christmas now, and the sense of joyful expectation is found in Mary’s proclamation of the Gospel canticle: Magnificat anima mea Domino! My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord!
For he who is so awesome and mighty has found favor with me, and through me will fulfill the promises he made to all previous generations, and even those yet to come: you shall be free from sin, you shall flee from death, and you shall live forever in a kingdom prepared for you!
You will be able to live life daily now with a deep sense of hope, purpose and willingness to go outside of yourself for the good of others.
O King of all nations and keystone of the Church: come and save the ones you formed from the dust. You save us, and you exalt us to the skies – so long as we keep our priorities and perceptions in check, and place you above all things! May we do so lovingly and happily today!
And we shall not be disappointed!
My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.
+ Our readings today are quite emphatic regarding God’s kind of justice. In the first reading from the Prophet Ezekiel we see the remarka...
+ Today's celebration of the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary is as humble and unassuming as she was. It was only after the church Counc...
+ We celebrate the Feast today of the Cure of Ars. John Mary Vianney was born to a farm family in Lyons, France in 1786. In his youth he tau...