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Advent in Bethlehem 12 - Christ’s Birthplace

This was my third visit to the spot – just behind this group – which is seen and revered in tradition as the birthplace of Jesus. This Palestinian Muslim family were so keen for me to take their photo I couldn’t refuse. This birth of a Jew in Bethlehem which we will all celebrate in our own fashion tomorrow means so much to so many Christians and Muslims…..I’m not a member of either religion but the magic and enlightenment of this birth and the reports of the life which followed touch me deeply. I hope beyond hopes that this holy place once again becomes THE symbol of peace in a troubled world.

Have fun tomorrow....and today!

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