Thursday, December 26, 2019

"If Women Wrote the Christmas Story- Three Wise Females and a Not So Silent Night", Sydney Morning Herald

https://www.smh.com.au/national/if-women-wrote-the-christmas-story-three-wise-females-and-a-not-so-silent-night-20191223-
Illustration: Andrew Dyson

"What would the Christmas story be like if only women had ever told it? Surely it wouldn’t be quite the silent night we sing of. Birth is noisy, babies are noisy, although moments of exhausted sleep do occur. Would we know if Mary had labour pains, if she screamed and cried, dug her fingernails into Joseph’s arm? Would we know how long the labour went on for, when her waters broke and what Jesus weighed – approximately – at birth?"



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