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Bethlehem Pictured in My Mind

Church of the Nativity

I had visited the Bethlehem pictured in my mind over many decades. The sleepy village with shepherds on the hillside. Flocks of sheep bedded nearby for the night. Mary tenderly holding the Infant Jesus. Joseph hovering protectively, a wooden manger off to the side. That’s the Bethlehem created for us in pageants and paintings, stories […]

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