Did the Wise Men Meet the Shepherds?
Fascinating Differences in the Story of Jesus’ Birth
by Steve Ray
(as published in The Catholic Answer
Nov/Dec 2004 issue)
In Honor of the Start of Advent
A king was born. But He was born unlike most kings. There was no pomp and circumstance; there were no midwives or court attendants. There was only the bleating of sheep and the buzzing of flies. Birth in a cave-turned-stable was not like birth in a royal palace.
When a king is born, proclamations ring out across the land. But few people knew about this exceptional birth. So angels sang it out. . . . .
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