JERUSALEM, December 21, 2010 – When we think of the Christmas story, the most common words that come to mind are peace, joy, hope, faith, and love. Christmas is a pleasant time when families come together, when choirs sing, and when children are filled with fantasies. Yet the first two words of Christmas are “Fear not!”
This is the first paragraph from Bishop Younan’s Christmas Message 2010. It is a strong proclamation of the Christmas story, focusing on the very first words, “Fear not!” It was a proclamation needed 2000 years ago, and is still needed today.