good news?

so there’s this phrase in churchianity called ‘good news’

we find it in english translations of the Bible
I hear it from the pulpit. I see it in the propaganda (maybe too harsh)
but like many churchy phrases, this one is seemingly losing its meaning and depth and power
it’s become so engrained in church culture, that rarely does one stop to remember

so, let us stop.

good news.

– is it actually good? or has it become just news for you?
– and is it actually news? or has it become just…well, I don’t know…

what do you have in good news if you find it neither good nor news?

there are those who talk about this good news with little thought beyond their ‘ticket to heaven’
there are those who talk about this good news with smugness as they ‘condemn to hell’
there are those who talk about this good news in ignorance of those in need

what did the angel mean in telling the shepherds that a Saviour had been born – Christ the Lord?

this is bigger than your ticket to heaven
this is bigger than your pride (thank God!)
this is bigger than your ignorance

Jesus is Lord.

so, fellow journeying soul – is this still good news?
and if so – what becomes of it?

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