Christmas Day Sermon by the Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson

By Lynn Glanville

Archbishop Michael Jackson

“…we need to remember in silent grief and in staggering alarm that a man has died in a doorway in Dublin in the same month in which we celebrate God’s stooping to be one of: the poor. And we need to act…”

The Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, delivered his Christmas Day sermon in Christ Church Cathedral,
Dublin, during the Cathedral Eucharist on this morning (December 25).

In it the Archbishop spoke of the increasingly distant relationships between people, driven by market forces which mean that we touch, make direct contact with, know and engage with fewer and fewer people in the chain of production, distribution and delivery of things we buy. He compared this to the gap which has opened up between us and God in the modern world.

“The chasm has opened up between our getting something instantly and the range of people who get it to us in all the stages along the way. The gap between us and God in the modern world is not actually all that different. It is based on the fact that we have let the gap open up between us and our neighbour and thereby have failed to see …read more

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