Saturday, December 14, 2013


It is not coincidental that the angels’ announcement of Jesus’ birth – 
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” 
– was made first to shepherds. 
For people with money, education, and culture, 
Christ’s message often seems too opposed to human wisdom to accept. 
(In fact, it flies in the face of everything 
the world teaches about power and glory, 
about ‘making it,’ 
about wealth and 
success and prestige.) 
Nor was it by chance that Jesus chose simple fishermen 
and not scribes to accompany him 
as he traveled and taught in Judea.

Johann Christoph Arnold