HOW TO USE PROVERBS IN HOMILIES FOR PRACTICAL DAILY LIVES
I would like to share with you, the Christmas message from the Proverb which I used on Christmas day. It says, ‘EVEN AN ELEPHANT, THAT IS, AN IMPORTANT PERSON, CAN BE SENT.’
Such proverb assisted us together with the faithful, in getting its message of humility, which relates to our Lord Jesus Christ, who humbled Himself by taking our human flesh, through the incarnation. He was sent to redeem us from slavery of sin, by being born of the very Mary.
We understood that, the very important one lives among us, as the proverb says, ‘EVEN AN ELEPHANT, THAT IS, AN IMPORTANT PERSON, CAN BE SENT.’
His name is Emmanuel who is also born in our hearts. He however, wants to reach other people through us, since He is with us, as His name Emmanuel suggests, that is ‘God is with us.’
Therefore, the proverb turns to us saying, ‘EVEN AN ELEPHANT, THAT IS, AN IMPORTANT PERSON, CAN BE SENT.’
The Child Jesus, who is in our hearts, is also sending us to those people who will believe in Him, through our practical lives of peace, love, care, kindness and truth.
We wish you joyous Christmas.
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