Holiness in a barn

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Once they have seen him in a stable, they can never be sure where he will appear or to what lengths he will go or to what ludicrous depths of self-humiliation he will descend in his wild pursuit of mankind.

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If holiness and the awful power and majesty of God were present in this least auspicious of all events, the birth of a peasant’s child, then there is no place or time so lowly and earthbound but that holiness can be present there too.

–Frederick Buechner
Secrets in the Dark

“Behold The Lamb Of God”
by Walter Rane

Didn’t come in a parade

Jesus didn’t arrive with a parade.
He arrived in a barn.

–Rachel Held Evans

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