Christmas Good Tidings.
The "good tidings" announced on that first Christmas morning was not a WAS of the past...It is a "IS" in the ever PRESENT "Here and NOW."
The "good tidings" was Jesus, therefore, "good tidings" is ever present in the present through His Church...His Body...by its every day living in the "community of humanity" as His "redeemed community" by BEING His Church.
A turning point in the life of John Wesley's spiritual awakening was at Aldersgate Street where he journeyed from "Law" to "Grace".
If as the redeemed community of God we heeded the words of John Wesley, we would move from the "doing" of church on Sundays to "being" the Church in our daily living.
And I quote:
"Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as you ever can"
That my friend, can only be accomplished by "Being The Church" daily.
Have a Blessed Christmas.