Christ gives himself to us and, in doing so, gives us his peace. He gives it to us so that we can carry the light of peace within and give it to others. He gives it to us so that we can become peacemakers and builders of peace in the world. And so we pray: Lord, fulfil your promise! Where there is conflict, give birth to peace! Where there is hatred, make love spring up! Where darkness prevails, let light shine! Make us heralds of your peace! Amen.If you want to read the entire homily, which isn't very long, you can find it here.
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Pope Benedict's Christmas homily
From PB16's homily on Christmas: