Another day, just like all the others?

  What seems most surprising, in retrospect, is just how much like any other day that Christmas Eve must have seemed. Pressed against the very hinge of history – that moment when the King of Heaven would burst into the world as a helpless human infant – nearly the entire rest of humanity was going about its business, just as it had the day before and as it expected to do the very next day. In Bethlehem and throughout the cities under the control of Caesar Augustus, the people were returning to their homes to be counted in the census. … Continue reading Another day, just like all the others?