8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold,[b] an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
14 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
We look out over this earth today and peace is very hard to find, country against country, people hating people, race against race, hurt, anger, pain and suffering are common in our lives. Father we need the peace on earth the angels proclaimed. Holy Father, let us find good will toward one another. Show us how to live in peace and carry out goodwill toward all men. For there is born to you, Christ the Lord. Come into our hearts Lord Jesus, come in to stay. Let us be your
instruments of your peace and good will to this earth.