I came across what appears to be a Greek blog, Dysdemona, which links to my Israel Palestine Blogs. A post title there, What would happen if the Virgin Mary came to Bethlehem today?, got me to thinking what it would be like for Mary & Joseph if she gave birth to Jesus in a West Bank village today. God forbid they should need to find a hospital. Imagine the checkpoints. Imagine the interminable, capricious waits. Imagine the poor baby Jesus freezing to death in the midnight cold while an Israeli soldier diddles with their lives.
Poor Mary. Poor Joseph. Poor Palestine. Poor Israel.
I think if Mary and Joseph came, or Jesus came, or any of the prophets, they would all be pretty pissed off about the state of human affairs in that corner of the world, or in the whole world for that matter. Good basis for a stageplay actually.
Sima Bianrossa says
Blogging about fairytales now, are we?
Well noted and powerful symbolism the peace with justice movement can harness to raise awareness. Did you see the news item, Richard, about Dubya and B-liar being banned from the Church of the Nativity in 2003? It wasn’t even covered in the USA and I hadn’t heard about it. It’s covered here in Global Research and I’ve got a post on it here cheers
Richard Silverstein says
I did see your post about their being persona non grati at the Church. And a well-deserved nose-thumbing I’d say. Imagine how George Bush would treat baby Jesus if he came across him at a checkpoint? Doubtless, he’s ship him off to Guantanamo as a suspected Al Qaeda junior operative.