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In Isaiah, it tells us: "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings, announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation, and saying to Zion, 'Your God is King!'”
In the New Testament, the angel tells the shepherds: “Do not be afraid; for behold I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all people. For today in the city of David, a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.”
What a gift the Good News is! “A savior has been born to us who is Christ the Lord!” What an incredible gift we have been given from 1 AD, throughout all ages, and into eternity!
In thanksgiving for this great gift of Christ the King, within and around us, we can PROCLAIM the good news of gratitude for the many gifts God has bestowed upon us. This can be done on the mountain top, in the quiet of our own hearts, or, wherever we happen to be. For example, the Blessed Trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Our Faith given to us at Baptism, the Eucharistic Celebration in which we encounter the Body and Blood of Christ, in addition to the other sacraments, I emphasize the sacrament of Reconciliation in which we are given the privilege to make peace with God, ourselves and others. (For those of other faiths, you will be blessed by your God-connectedness.)
As we follow the journey of Jesus, his mother, Mary, Joseph, the Apostles and countless others through the Old and New Testament our lives are daily enriched. The Good News, or Gospel, comes alive in us when we savor God’s Word. In quiet and gentle ways, we can proclaim:
GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST, AND ON EARTH,
PEACE TO WOMEN, MEN AND CHILDREN OF GOOD WILL!