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.