At his Christmas Eve Mass, Pope Benedict XVI invited those celebrating the holiday to “set aside our false certainties and intellectual pride” and recognize God’s appearance as a child.
In his sermon at St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pope warned against the“bright lights” of commercialism that “hide the mystery of God’s humility,” as shown in his incarnation.
Christmas, he said, calls believers to “dismount from the high horse” of supposedly “‘enlightened’ reason” to find “the God who conceals himself in the humility of a newborn baby.”
Below, the full text of Pope Benedict’s Christmas Eve homily:
Dear brothers and sisters,
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