When we see it made real, sometimes the mysterious is not really mysterious at all. We forget the Holy Family's all-too familiar struggles by annually romanticizing the birth of Jesus. Mary and Joseph must have been appalled and panicked to give birth in a barn or cave away from home. And surely Jesus was not the perfect new-born without any needs whatsoever depicted year after year. When we stop to make the story match reality, the true wonder emerges: Jesus identifies with the least of us because he lived as the least of us.
Early chapter book readers, 80 pages. An all-around troublesome and Scripture-ignorant set of six siblings hijack the annual Christmas Pageant.
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