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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

I’ve so often felt a sense of vague unworldliness during the Christmas season. I like to reread first twenty verses in Luke chapter 2 and meditate on the story. Believers have heard this story so often that it has lost its strangeness and power. I won’t presume to know what unbelievers think and feel when they read about a virgin giving birth to a boy. Perhaps wonder, skepticism, or disgust? Regardless, my charge to you is to enjoy this poem at all costs.