Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestine
September 12, 2013I 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.