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This is what the announcement of the birth of Jesus says. The word translated good will actually means good will, kindly intent, benevolence, delight, pleasure, satisfaction, desire.

It does not say “to men who God favors” or “to men in whom God is pleased.”

How have we allowed this to be so twisted from it’s original meaning? How have we turned the good will and benevolence of God into fear?

The angels said, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” All the people. Not some of the people.

Jesus came and changed the whole order of things. Let’s get it right and proclaim peace on earth and goodwill to men.

 

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