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In Jesus’ time shepherds were clumped together with hated tax collectors and despised dung sweepers. Everyone looked down on them. They probably smelt like animals and had sheep poop on their sandals. Euw! Yet God didn’t announce Jesus’ birth to the so-called important people. He sends a huge angel squadron to share the terrifying, amazing news with the shepherds. Read Luke 2:8-20 (https://bit.ly/34rJVev).
Who could maybe be classified as those who don’t “fit in” – the guy with no friends, the girl with loads of issues, the homeless? During Christmas time, who is Jesus asking you to share his love with?