It’s good news, this Gospel,

the message of God’s reign among us;

the reality of God’s presence with us;

the challenge of God’s justice calling us.


It’s good news – a call to celebration,

a reason to bring out our best,

and offer it to God in extravagant thanksgiving

and reckless devotion;

an excuse for making a public spectacle

of our worship,

and letting our passion for this Saviour be seen.


Whatever we may face,

whatever evil we might fight,

whatever injustice we might resist,

we refuse to forget the life, the celebration

that this Good News offers;

because it is truly good and liberating news

when cynicism and hatred

are incapable of stealing our joy.