Around the birth of Jesus, angels appeared to Joseph, Mary and the shepherds.
There was a common thread, as well, in what they said.
“Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife…”
But the Angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God.”
But the Angel said to them (the shepherds), “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”