The Good Tidings to “Men of Good Will”

A truly thoughtprovoking essay, and so pertinent. I love the line about needing to follow the Babe of Bethlehem into adulthood.


In these secular times we are living through today in the West, there are those who at Christmas time still hang onto some long-forgotten remnant of their forefathers’ Christianity (although this may lie markedly dormant for the rest of the year). However, as Christmas approaches, it bubbles up to the surface again in the form of catchy Christmas carols, school nativity plays, Bethlehem scenes on Christmas cards, and even a few dotted cribs, prettily displayed in shop windows  – yes, there are still a few around – all to sweeten the merry Christmas festivities!  There is no doubt about it, Christmas is a beautiful poignant feast (if one can overlook the overindulgence and materialism so prevalent), usually bringing out a ‘Christmas spirit’ of joy, sharing and giving that appears to reflect the angel’s joyous message of good tidings at Bethlehem to the shepherds, announcing Christ’s Birth “to men of…

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I am an iconographer, and have been studying Russian/Greek icons since 1995. I'm married with 3 children. I love hiking, camping, animals, my family and church--and icons.
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3 Responses to The Good Tidings to “Men of Good Will”

  1. kathleen says:

    Thank you very much for the re-blog. 🙂
    I love the iconography work you do – beautiful and truly inspiring!

  2. Have a blessed Christmas!

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