Soul in the Valley: Refugees become subject of a Christmas story for then and now

Rev. Jeremy Kirk Pastor, West Dover Congregational Church UCC

In the days leading up to Christmas, folks in our religious tradition often imagine the biblical characters of Joseph and Mary traveling; Mary,  nine months pregnant, seated sideways on a donkey as Joseph walks ahead, leading them step by step toward the small town of Bethlehem, just south of Jerusalem in what is modern-day Palestine. Mary, pregnant out of wedlock, and Joseph find themselves both physically and socially vulnerable. This is the humble context from which our Christmas story emerges.

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