The angels and shepherds spread the joy of the birth of Jesus. Now, we must do the same. Merry Christmas!
This Christmas, let’s be shepherds, and angels.
Hi, I’m Deacon Tim Breen, and this is my One Minute Homily.
Some of the most recognizable figures of the Christmas story are angels. This word means “sent.” In Luke’s Gospel, the angels are sent to proclaim Jesus’ birth, and God’s glory.
But, the shepherds draw my attention too and they have a very important role in this story. They receive this message of great joy about Jesus. And, despite their initial fear, they believe and go to see. But, we might forget that their story doesn’t actually end there.
The shepherds don’t just go to visit Jesus; they are also sent and go out to proclaim to everyone that same good news, that joy.
We are also sent out to proclaim the good news.
Yes, our Advent journey has ended. But the Christmas season has only just begun. So, let’s be like shepherds, and angels, and keep proclaiming the Christmas message of joy and peace.