The true Christmas story is not the angels singing, the wise men bringing expensive gifts, nor is it shepherds flocking in their fields but the true Christmas story is of a young poor unwed pregnant Palestinian ( Mary and Jesus were not blonde and blue eye but people of color) mother trying to find somewhere safe to have a precious and special child. The true Christmas story is a young Palestinian mother frighten and scared for her child’s life , fleeing to Egypt with her small child to save his life. Many mothers know that feeling except they cannot flee to some foreign land to save their child. Jesus birth and toddler years ( he was a toddler by the time the wise men came and by the time the holy family fled to Egypt) weren’t a bend of roses and wonderful as we make it out to be. It was a scary time for Mary and baby Jesus. The true Christmas story is despite the threat of death, Jesus still was born and still lived. The true Christmas story continues in this present day where you have refugee families fleeing violence to somewhere safe. There are lot of Marys and Jesus in this world and we must do our best to help them. The true Christmas story is like the Syrians, South and Central American refugees who are fleeing violence , Jesus was just like them.
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Princess O’Nika Auguste is from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. She has a BA in English Literature from Grambling State University, a Masters of Divinity concentrating in New Testament from Gammon Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center, and is attending Claremont School of Theology obtaining a Masters of Arts in Biblical Languages and Biblical Studies. She hopes to obtain a PhD. in New Testament and Early Christianity. She also has taken graduate classes in education and considers herself a feminist-womanist. She is a poet, a writer, a theologian and a scholar. Some of her writings can be read on the feminist site Christian Feminism. While studying at the Interdenominational Theological Center Princess gained an interest in Biblical Studies with consideration of ethics and the treatment of women in the Biblical text. She is also a pop and cultural critic fascinated with Beyonce, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Solange Knowles and tries to incorporate popular culture in her work. Princess has interest in the early church fathers and their influence on sexuality, sex and marriage. View all posts by Princess