Thursday, 3 December 2015

Do not Fear - Advent #5

The birth narratives of Jesus are filled with words of courage - the angels often tell Joseph and Mary not to fear what is to come. Although the changes in their lives are about to be significant, the angel reassures them that all is part of God's plan.

Is this perhaps an advent message for some of us today?

Matthew 1:20 - “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Luke 1:30 -  “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favour with God!

May God help us not to be so afraid, that we forget to trust in Jesus.

"Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence." -

Pope John Paul II

Living in Grace

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