There were no important people at the Nativity!
"No Important People" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
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I have a personal love of the gospels' Christmas story.
What strikes me most is the gospels' portrayal of the complete lack of important people around the birth of Jesus. No politician or religious leader was present, but were in fact strategically omitted.
Those present were rejected, scandalized, marginalized, foreign, and lowly folk in a humble setting.
I think the writers wrote it in a way that predicted the impotency and downfall of those in power.