As some of you are aware, one of the ways I prepare to preach each week is to meet with a midweek midrash group, where we study the text, mind the gaps,
and follow various rabbit trails that the text throws at us.
Behold the mystery that God,
the creator of the universe,
the One who spins entire galaxies
from the glint of God’s eye,
who loves this little blue dot
in a sidebar galaxy in a corner
of a universe so much,
you can see it in flesh!
In their book “the First Christmas”
two New Testament scholars,
Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, imagine a pageant based on Luke’s telling of Christ’s nativity.
It’s not hard to imagine, really is it?,