Last time, I took away the Donkey from your Nativity set. But I put it back.
I promise that I won’t take Mary away. Rather, in the Spirit of Christmas, I seek only to relieve a bit of the Donkey’s burden, to make his pilgrimage to Bethlehem a little lighter. In the process, I also hope to raise the status of Joseph in the eyes of every woman who has been “great with child”. Maybe, just maybe, he did not make his labouring wife ride a donkey for 70 miles.
Was Mary Nine Months Pregnant on the Journey to Bethlehem?
Let’s go through the same process we used in the last post, shall we?