Fr. Shawn P. Tunink

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Homily 264 – Christmas

December 25th, 2013, by Fr. Shawn P. Tunink

The Quest for the Perfect Christmas

Each year I set out on a secret quest to try to celebrate the “perfect” Christmas. I begin with careful mixes of Christmas music, Christmas cookies, and the right proportion of present buying and present receiving. Try as I might, I don’t think I’ve ever had the “perfect” Christmas. Real life always seems to get in the way. The good news is that the first Christmas wasn’t so perfect in the normal way either. There were a lot of problems with that first Christmas. So, if your Christmas doesn’t seem all that perfect, or if life seems far from perfect right now…don’t worry. Jesus came precisely because things were not perfect; things were a mess really, and in many ways still are. The good news of Christmas is that “A Savior has been born” for us as the shepherds were told. If you feel like your Christmas needs a little saving then the words of the angel are indeed “Good news and great joy.”

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