Cardinal George Pell of Sydney’s Christmas Sermon

Posted by Kendall Harmon

As always Christmas takes us further than an unreflective acceptance of appearances, calling us to a deeper reflection as we go beyond the Christmas wrapping to search for the gifts inside. The birth of a child is always mysterious and wonderful, bringing out the best in all of us, even if that goodwill sometime fades quickly. But it requires an honesty and readiness to set aside our self-centredness, our imperial egos, to accept that this newborn Jewish child was and is the son of God. Joseph was present for the birth of his redeemer. This claim turns everything upside down. The world's fulcrum is not the financial centre's of New York's Wall Street or London city, but a cave in Bethlehem.

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