The Parishes
St Joseph and St Charles
The Second Angel (Angel's Wand): Good News of Great Joy For All People
Do you remember what the shepherds saw when they were in the field watching their sheep? They saw some brilliant angels! What did the angels say to them? The angels told the shepherds that they were bringing them good news. We have another word for good news, it is the word gospel. Gospel means "good news" and it is the very good news that Jesus came into the world to save us. This news brings so much joy to us and to all people who believe in Jesus. The angels said that this joyful good news would be for all peopleľnot just for the shepherds, not just for the wise men, or even just the people of Israel. The good news about Jesus is for everyone everywhere who believes in Him. Do you remember when we learned that everyone in the world was in the dark until Jesus came? This is why we celebrate Jesus being born. He is the Light of the World!

Dear God, we thank you for the good news! We are so glad to know about Jesus coming into our world to save all who believe in him. Help us to tell others about Jesus, too. Amen.

Bible Readings: Isaiah 52:7-10; 2 Corinthians 4:1-6
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