Thinking about Homily tonight Christmas “Jesus was born in a stable not in a castle.” If you have any ideas for my homily let me know

A couple of weeks ago a speaker said, “Jesus was born in a stable not in a castle.” When I heard those words I wanted to reflect on these words for my Christmas homily.
Jesus was born in a stable not in a castle. Jesus was born in a stable because there was no room for them in the inn.
The oxen, donkeys, sheep and camels were the first to see Jesus that Christmas morning.
Our souls are more like a stable than a castle.
In a castle everything is perfect and in place.
Our souls are imperfect.
And like the animals that greeted Jesus our souls are often messy and smelly.
But it is precisely in our smelly souls that Jesus is honored to be born
Jesus was honored to have the animals as his first guests and the animals knelt down to honor the baby Jesus
So take courage when you see that your heart look more like a stable than a castle
Because Jesus is born today in the stable of your heart
In the middle of your heart Jesus is born, and a light shines from the manger in your heart that gives light and hope to you.
So rejoice that Jesus came all the way from Heaven to be born in the stable of your heart.

8 thoughts on “Thinking about Homily tonight Christmas “Jesus was born in a stable not in a castle.” If you have any ideas for my homily let me know”

  1. Love your thoughts…and how very true! We continue to be in awe of how all the pieces fit together in God’s AWESOME plan…and the stable was absolutely part of the plan. May God Bless you during the Christmas Season and always. Lisa and David McCord

  2. Merry Christmas Father Stefan!

    About tonight’s homily… What if everyone asked their Guardian Angel to be with the Holy Family in the manger? (At Easter, send our Guardian Angel to console our Blessed Mother at the crucifixion.) This might have been your idea — I don’t know where it originated, but it seems possible since prayer is not limited to time and space…

    Thank you for all you do for us! May God bless you, Zoë Krizak

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  3. Fr. Stefan, Castles also are built on big hills or cliffs with high walls to keep people out- stables are open and easy to access. God Bless you and thank you for your frequent posts throughout the year- they are awesome and remind me to pause and reflect! Merry Christmas! Patty Bann

    Sent from my iPhone

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