Away from the manger: holy family in exile

Roots of Faith

 COVID- 19 has thrown a wrench into our normal Christmas customs. Due to travel restrictions and vulnerable relatives, many families may be unable to travel home for a traditional holiday celebration.
The first Christmas took place far from home, too.
Mary and Joseph lived in Nazareth (Luke 1:26-27), a small town over 70 miles north of Bethlehem. When Mary was pregnant, the emperor ordered a census of all people under Roman rule, including the Israelites (Luke 2:1-4). Since Joseph was desce...

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