The virgin birth troubles me.
You see, most Christmas lore has some plausible explanation. The star that appeared to Jesus’ birth could have been a comet. The shepherds may have seasoned their meal with a mushroom or two before the angels appeared. But the virgin birth — where did that DNA come from?
Despite its scientific absurdity, this teaching fascinates me. It speaks of an incarnation, of God with us, come with an incredible message: God invites all creation into healing and reconciliation.
Peace on earth, goodwill towards all people.
- What troubles you about Christmas lore?
- What does healing and reconciliation look like for our world today?