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Flat White

The forgotten meaning of Christmas

20 December 2018

2:34 PM

20 December 2018

2:34 PM

Not far from where I live, there’s a bustling Christmas market that draws big crowds, depicting life in first century Israel. The market is complete with costumed characters—merchants, beggars, Roman soldiers, and shepherds.

Easily missed, tucked away in a back corner of the marketplace, is a young, shabbily-dressed couple laying their newborn in an animal’s feeding trough.

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