Christmas Eve – Whoever Takes The Son Gets Everything | #105

Fr. Joel Homilies

Christmas Eve • We all look forward to opening our gifts. What gifts would we expect from God? Maybe love, joy, peace, help for a particular situation, or forgiveness. God has sent us a gift today, what do you think it will be? We open it and we find: Baby Jesus! Why would God send us a baby when it isn’t what we asked for? There is an old story of a millionaire that explains why: Whoever welcomes the Son gets everything else too. Is there room in your home and your heart for Jesus? (24 Dec 2010)


Away in a manger,
No crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head
The stars in the bright sky
Looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay.

Be near me, Lord Jesus,
I ask you to stay
Close by me forever
And love me I pray
Bless all the dear children
In your tender care
And take us to heaven
To live with you there.