Midweek Advent homily

This same powerful Son of God who was present with Joseph and Mary so many nights ago in Bethlehem is present with you now as well. He sends His brilliant angels to guard and protect you from harm and dangers that you are not even aware of. And He Himself comes to you to abide with you. While you tremble and lie awake at night, He visits you through a remembered passage of comfort. When you feel yourself weakening and when you fail, He lifts up your head at His Supper, placing His undying body and blood within you. Through the means of grace, He does away with the night of sin, the darkness of the devil, and the gloominess of death. He baths you in His light, brighter than the light of the sun at noontide.