“It is called “Gospel” because it announces to us things that are good, namely, remission of sins, being counted as righteous, ascent into the heavens, and adoption as sons by God. It also announces that we can receive these things easily. For we ourselves have not labored to obtain these good things, nor have we received them as a result of our own accomplishments, but by God’s grace and love for man we have been deemed worthy of such good things.”

(St Theophylact, ‘Commentary on Matthew’)