You Can’t Stop Christmas: A Christmas Eve Message

Readings:   Luke 2:1-7

Built of Snow: The Pastor of Le Chambon a story from Rev. Andre Trocme adapted by Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons. 

HOMILY: You Can’t Stop Christmas.

“It came without ribbons! It came without tags!” Sing along if you know the words. “It came without packages, boxes, and bags!”  

There’s always someone with a heart two sizes too small that tries to stop Christmas from coming.  And like the Grinch, they always learn that Christmas doesn’t come from a store; that Christmas perhaps is a little bit more. Quite a lot more actually. For Christmas is nothing less than the story of Love coming into the world in the most unexpected places, through the most unexpected people, and in the most unexpected ways.   Even in the guise of baby born to a homeless couple required to register themselves with the government who hung out with shepherds.  

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