December 13

                                                         ALL IN THE FAMILY



Bad news travels fast.  Why didn’t Joseph, follow the custom of his day and look up his relatives when he got to Bethlehem?  Jews are renown for taking care of their kin.  Mary, feeling uncomfortable about prying questions concerning her pregnancy perhaps preferred to stay elsewhere, or maybe Joseph was in no mood to have his decision concerning his marriage to Mary questioned.

At any rate they find themselves in the midst of a sea of people in the village square.  Will she give birth to her child on the streets of Bethlehem?