A Collect to Listen to the Outcast

God Almighty, who has spoken your message to the outcast and the questionable of the world, grant us humility that we might listen to their words and so bring together all of your children and be edified by one another, receiving joyous news for everyone, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who humbled himself for our sake and was exalted to your right hand in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see–I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people.”‘ – Luke 2:8-10