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Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestine

September 12, 2013Bethlehem church of the Nativity_FinalI can’t connect here.  The “site” of your birth is just a shrine to me.  It’s hard for me to come and give thanks to you here.  I find I just come to consume, to get my picture and go.  It makes me feel terrible.

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????So, I watch the others — those to whom all this seems to mean something.  And, wondrously, through them I am able to connect.  Through them I can feel something.  I guess that’s what it means to be a community, why we are called to be a community — a covenant people.