Saturday, December 08, 2007

Walled Nativity Set

Show your solidarity with the Palestinians (who are being kept from sending in suicide bombers to Israel -- how many suicide bombings have they had since they put up the fence?) while at the same time celebrating the birth of the Savior.

We give you the Walled Nativity, a none too gentle reminder of the 230-mile, six-metre high wall, topped with barbed wire and lined with guard towers, that encircles Palestine – and Bethlehem. As its purveyors, the Amos Trust, say, with not a little understatement: "This is a nativity set with a difference. In 2007 the wise men won't get to the stable."
Doesn't really say peace on earth, does it? Though, that wasn't exactly the peace the angels were talking about:
Luke 2:14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.