The angel of the Lord speaks these words to us tonight: do not be afraid. Do NOT be afraid. We may live in dark times. We may be afraid of the dark. We may be afraid of the darkness of the world and of our own lives. But the light of Christ shining forth this night from the manger in Bethlehem promises to banish that darkness with the radiance of God’s glory.
-Br. James Koester, SSJE