Although we don't often notice it, the Christmas story is full of people asking important questions: questions about God, about Faith, about traditions and more! Is it okay to ask so many questions? Is it a sign of weakness when we have doubts about our faith? In this homily we survey the many questions asked in Luke 1 & 2, and conclude that asking questions about our beliefs is actually a key ingredient of what we call "faith."
The Question: "What do you Want?" is synonymous with Christmas these days. Yet, that same question is a privileged question that only the upper crust of society can truly ask. Is it good for us when we get what we want? Is it good for our world when we get what we want?
In this sermon we explore this question, and also ask some better Christmas questions.
Canon Robert Hurkmans was the priest at St. James and St. Brendan from 2006 to 2018.