Good news. We certainly need some in these times of political uncertainty, floods, fires, poverty, to name but a few of the crises besetting our world at present.
Christmas is about good news. The readings from the Bible, on which our Christmas carols are based, are all about good news, the coming of one born to be a saviour.
Advent, the time leading up to Christmas, means coming.
At a Quiet day for Clergy at Wells, the day started by thinking of that first coming with the message of the angel to Mary. At one of the Study Groups we looked at carols as they tell of the coming of Jesus. We hear about the saviour who has come, in the message of the angels to the shepherds. It was news of great joy, something to be celebrated.
As we celebrate Christmas this year, remember that positive message of joy, and the teaching Jesus later gave, showing us how we can lead our lives to try and make a little difference for good, to be good news to those around us.
May the joy and peace of Christmas be with you all as you celebrate in December 2019.
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Compline by Candlelight 6pm
On the three Fridays of Advent, 6th, 13th and 20th December, we will be holding this short service in the Lady Chapel of Marston Magna Church. We tried it in lent as the evenings grew lighter and up to ten people came. Now, in December, it will be dark so please bring a torch and experience Christ, the light of the world, coming into the darkness and beauty of our Church.