“No tingueu por. Us anuncio una bona nova que portarà a tot el poble una gran alegria: avui, a la ciutat de David, us ha nascut un salvador, que és el Messies, el Senyor.”
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”
As we get closer to the big day, I’d like us to take a moment to remind ourselves of the true meaning of Christmas.
No, it’s not the presents, the food or getting hilariously drunk at the office Christmas party! Instead, I am, of course, talking about the birth of Jesus, the son of God and, some would say, the saviour of mankind.
People who know me best will know I’m not really one to preach (I leave that to the professionals!).
Instead, on the Countdown to Christmas today I will simply leave you with Els Àngels de la Glòria, a Catalan take on the classic Angels We Have Heard On High, by Pastorets Rock.