Learnings and Yearnings

Bob Bell sent this to me before Christmas and I was going to share it with you

then but we ran out of time. It is a news story:



Nazareth Carpenter Being Held On Charges Involving

Underage Mother

Bethlehem, Judea - Authorities were today alerted by a concerned citizen who

noticed a family living in a barn. Upon arrival, Family Protective Service

personnel, accompanied by police, took into protective care an infant child

named Jesus, who had been wrapped in strips of cloth and placed in a feeding

trough by his 14-year old mother, Mary of Nazareth.

During the confrontation, a man identified as Joseph, also of Nazareth,

attempted to stop the social workers. Joseph, aided by several local shepherds

and some unidentified foreigners, tried to forestall efforts to take the child, but

were restrained by the police.

Also being held for questioning are three foreigners who allege to be wise men

from an eastern country. The INS and Homeland Security officials are seeking

information about these who may be in the country illegally.

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