A Different Nativity Scene

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Jesus chose to be born to poor parents instead of kings, in a humble manger instead of a palace, and surrounded by humble barn animals instead of obsequious servants.
St. Bonaventure (1221-1274) called animals “creatures without sin,” unlike we humans born with original sin or concupiscence that renders us “tinder for sin (fomes peccati).” I have no doubt, therefore, that Christ finds this nativity scene endearing. 

H/t beloved fellow May.

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0 responses to “A Different Nativity Scene

  1. Loves it!

  2. Delightful and wonderful!

  3. Adorable! And that horse reminds me so much of mine, as well as one of the dogs, it warms me down to my soul. I miss sharing Christmas with them, and this made them feel a little closer.


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