Am I Poor Enough to Celebrate Christmas? The Third Sunday of Advent 2017

Posted December 17, 2017 11:53 pm by Philip Shano, SJ

Am I Poor Enough to Celebrate Christmas? The Third Sunday  of Advent 2017

It was Blessed Oscar Romero who said on Christmas Eve 1978:
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 “No one can celebrate a genuine Christmas without being truly poor. The self-sufficient, the proud, those who, because they have everything, look down on others, those who have no need even of God – for them there will be no Christmas. Only the poor, the hungry, those who need someone to come on their behalf, will have that someone. That someone is God, Emmanuel, God-with-us.”
Romero (and Jesus) ask us whether we are poor enough to truly celebrate Christmas.
In the late 1980s, I was presiding at the Wednesday evening Eucharist

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