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December 24, 2002

Luke, 2:1-14
Posted by Teresa at 06:46 PM *

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David), to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, she being great with child.

And so it was that while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered; and she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes; and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: That ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Comments on Luke, 2:1-14:
#1 ::: Tim Kyger ::: (view all by) ::: December 24, 2002, 11:07 PM:

And here I always thought that the reason Joseph and Mary had to go to Bethlehem was because Mary's PPO was there...

#2 ::: Chris Quinones ::: (view all by) ::: December 24, 2002, 11:09 PM:

And that, boys and girls, is why taxation is a good thing.

#3 ::: Lois Fundis ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2002, 12:45 AM:

God bless the mistress of this blog
And bless her spouse also
And all the merry readers
Who to the comments go . . .

*blurp* {as in changing radio stations]

"And I heard him exclaim as he rode out of sight, "'Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.'"

#4 ::: Richard Brandt ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2002, 06:21 PM:

Well, you're no Charles Schultz. But that'll do.

#5 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2002, 11:41 PM:

Well, heck, who is? But it'll do.

#6 ::: cd ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2002, 06:44 AM:

These days, not even Charles Schultz is. And a belated Merry [Your Holiday Of Choice goes here] to you all, and a premature Happy New Year!

#7 ::: marty ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2002, 11:58 AM:

I can not tell you how happy that url made me. I have now shared it with several people, including a editor wife of a fairly well known fantasy writer. (heh heh)

#8 ::: marty ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2002, 12:02 PM:

With my usual fumble fingers, I posted the comment to the wrong url. Should have been to the LOTR section

Ah well

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