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Prince Of Peace

**Blessed be the fruit of your womb** (Luke 1:42).
Micah 5:1-4; Psalms 80:2-3,15-16,18-19; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45

Sermon Topic Incarnation

Sermon Week Fourth Sunday of Advent Cycle C

Scripture Summary John 1:14


A woman named Betty tried to cram all of her Christmas preparations into a single day. Starting at 9 a.m., she shopped her entire Christmas list, bought a Christmas tree and poinsettias, ordered a turkey, carried home the groceries for Christmas dinner, brought up from the basement the big box of Christmas lights and tree decorations and, finally, at midnight, finished carefully gift-wrapping presents for her husband, Herb, and their three daughters.

Wearily, she began to congratulate herself on a job well-done -- and then, suddenly, she remembered: "The Christmas cards; I forgot to send the Christmas cards." Tired, but determined, she signed and prepared for mailing all eighty-nine cards on her list. Then she topped off her day's work by writing a check to a department store. When the holidays were over, the extent of her exhaustion at the end of that busy day became apparent. Her check to the department store was returned by the bank with an "Incorrect Signature" notation. She had signed the check, "Betty, Herb and the girls."

In a Roman Catholic elementary school, a few days before Christmas, the curtain was about to go up on a Nativity play. The centerpiece of the set was a creche, complete with statues of Mary, Joseph, the three Wise Men, shepherds, sheep and other animals. Two nuns were busy making last-minute adjustments to the children's costumes. The school principal was standing by, keeping an eye on the preparations. Suddenly, in a panic, one of the nuns rushed up to her and said, "Mother Superior, we forgot the Baby Jesus." With a wry smile, Mother Superior replied,


Christmas Eve is upon us. And even though you may have forgotten a thing or two in your Christmas preparations, it's "Don't-forget-the-Baby-Jesus" time. It's time to ponder the meaning of the Incarnation, for your life and for the lives of all others.

"The people who walked in darkness
has seen a great light;
on those who live in a land of deep shadow
a light has shone.

"For there is a Child born to us,
a Son given to us
and dominion is [...]

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