San Diego Soliloquies

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Whose Child is This?

Nobody says it better than the Good Doctor, Luke:

    Luke 2
      1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
      2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
      3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
      4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
      5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
      6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
      7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
      8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
      9 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.
      10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
      11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
      12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
      13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
      14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Of course, Linus does a good job on this too. Peace to you, your loved ones and all of us, on this special night.


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