Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The photo above is where the manger was supposedly located.
The area in which one bows the head and kisses the place of the Christ-child's manger is nearby.
It is a cramped spot.
It is tight.
It is holy.
Something happened there, here, in the world, that changed the axis of the world.
Wise men, the Magi, "Three Kings," however you want to call them, the ultimate Outsiders, got the gist of what was happening: a new day was and has dawned. A new day in which we now live between heaven and earth, with glimpses of earth all over the place.