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The Baby from Bethlehem: A Palestinian Revelation

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Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org

Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org

 

Palestinians are amongst the most oppressed peoples in the world. Everyday, the lives of Palestinians are controlled. Energy is controlled. Food is controlled. Movement is controlled. Water is controlled. Every facet of the lives of Palestinians is controlled. It makes sense that Jesus was born in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem. The incarnation of God is always created in the oppressed.

 

Mary and Joseph were just striving to survive. The shepherds were just striving to survive. In the midst of all of the striving, a miracle happened. God busted through all borders and boundaries and arrived as a Palestinian baby. Liberation was born.

 

In the stillness of this Christmas Eve…

 

I still hear the call of Palestine.

 

I still hear the call of Bethlehem.

 

I still hear the call of Jesus.

 

Amen.

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