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.