Certainly the gospel story shatters the dominant culture’s system of lauding wealth & power, as the reviled shepherds and outsider gentile astrologers are embraced at the baby Jesus side. We KNOW that almost all the shepherds were of a poor class working for absentee landlords, often as endentured labour. … Read the rest
Archive for December, 2011
‘Good News for the Despised’ – By John Smith, published 24/12/1994 as a saturday reflection (regular weekend column) for the Melbourne Age Newspaper, rewritten & adapted to 2011.
WESTERNISED Christmas cards, featuring idealised pastoral scenes, obscure just how disturbing the true message of Christmas is. … Read the rest