• Canon Paul Black

Good news for every generation

The good news for every age and generation is encapsulated in the words spoken by the angel of the Lord to the shepherds that first Christmas, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people.”

At Christmas we celebrate Jesus being born into our world, to live among us, to teach us about God, to show us the Father and to invite people to walk with him.

Jesus’ teaching was a message of love and compassion, clothed in the language and stories of earthy, everyday life. The Christmas image of Jesus is that of a light shining in the darkness – stretching out into eternity.

My prayer this Christmas is that we will see beyond our own needs and wants to the joy and hope that we are called to bring to others, because Jesus, the Light of the World, has come among us.

May your light shine this Christmas,


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