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The Reason For The Season

Luke 2: 8-14

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Pay particular attention to that last line: Peace on earth, good will toward men.

That’s one that can be embraced by all belief systems.

Merry Christmas, everybody.

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Comments - Add Yours

  • Steve

    Merry Christmas to you sir!

  • Dorothy Grant


    Merry Christmas from Peter and myself to you and KatyBeth!

  • Brigid

    Merry Christmas AD.

    • Ambulance_Driver

      And to you and Barkley as well, dear. :)

  • Gladorn

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  • Reagan Conservative

    Merry Christmas AD

  • Scott Kenny

    Merry Christmas, AD!

    shame that said peace and goodwill seems in critically short supply these days, but I much prefer peace and goodwill to the alternative.

  • Auntie J

    Merry Christmas, AD!

  • Former EMT

    I realize I’m more than a month late but might I be allowed to make a wee comment about the quoted “bible verse?” The correct translation of the original Greek is “[14] Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will.” Same basic words,but ordered differently have entirely different meanings. The one you quoted excludes nobody, the latter most everyone I come in contact with…