In this Christmas story Mary should also be a focus , imagine a poor, unwed young woman living in patriarchal Palestine and ancient world engage to be married finding out she is pregnant with a child. You could imagine what Mary situation was. she could easily be stone. The Bible does not tell us how Mary’s parents react but you could you imagine. She must have felt alone, ashamed and no where to turn too but to her fiancee who she was not sure would take her and her child. Mary was at the mercy of her family, society and Joseph. something a lot of mothers today can identify with. The true Christmas story is a young , unwed woman did the best she could with what she had.
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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