“Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her.”
Do not be afraid! It is an angel who speaks these words to Joseph. You, yourself, will use them so many times during your ministry.
One of my favorite Christmas carols begins, “Let no fears appall you; be of quiet mind.” It describes the announcement of your birth to the shepherds.
Quiet my fears, Lord, and open me to your will and your love.