There’s a certain symmetry to the image of Mary riding to Bethlehem to give birth to Jesus who himself would ride through Jerusalem on the way to his death.
At Christmas time, we think of the Baby Jesus and the angels who sang “Peace on Earth.” But there is no peace on earth. Not now with the shootings in Newtown, with the events in the Middle East, with our nation heading to financial disaster.
There was no peace on the night Jesus was born either. He came to a world where his people were oppressed by the Roman government. A world that wanted to kill him. It eventually did. But it did because he came willingly.
Riding on a Donkey.
365 Things I Believe is a revisioning of a year long web project. I initially launched the blog 365 Things I Believe because I think there are important things I have to say. There are eternal truths that are non-debatable, although I realize they’re not universally accepted.
So for a year I did a daily post of one thing I believe to be an indisputable truth. I’m relaunching here at The Write Side of My Brain and will continue through the next year to re-post (mostly) from the original project.
This time graphics and commentary are included. You can buy today’s print here. And, by the end of a year, if not sooner, you’ll be able to purchase the entire series in ebook format.