In light of the current season and coming holidays, I came across this blog post from Jesus the Radical Pastor. We have a nativity that we set up in front of the pulpit in my church. Its clean. Everyone looks happy. Jesus is glowing and smiling. Mary looks peaceful. The shepherds are young and youthful and joyful to see such a pastoral scene. There’s even a little light hidden in the roof of the barn-like stable to provide a heavenly glow. The switch is hidden in a feed bag in the corner of the scene.
Read it here. Its a bit of an eye-opener; especially when you take a look at our Precious-Moments styled nativities we put out every year around this time.