Good News. Great Joy. All People. Those are the unbelievable claims of an angel: three promises about what one coming child will bring to planet earth. Today we consider these promises first heard by terrified shepherds and now by us. But with so much suffering all around us, where is the joy the angel sang? We’re shifting the way we wait for Joy, We’re changing our posture so we are more receptive to this promise. Joy can’t be manufactured. Joy can’t be earned. Joy can’t be controlled. But Joy can be received.