My dearest brothers and sisters,
What the Angel of the Lord says to the shepherds on that night is the truth.
Where so much of our lives can feel like they are being run by bad news, the
It is good news of great joy. It is God dwelling with us, knowing us, being with us through all the messiness of life. There is a joy that comes with a sense of peace
It is good news of great joy for all the people.
The Angel knew it, and Mary knew it. No one is excluded. God dwelling among us means everyone can be with him.
He doesn’t care about your bank balance, what position you hold, or whatever you may have done. He cares about you, and your heart.
The Good News of Jesus’ birth is good news for everyone. It is the story of God’s love. The birth of his Son is the revealing of his love in his desire to be with us, his desire to be with us through all the messiness of life.
That is truly good news of great joy for all the people.
Peace be with you all.