Fitting Christ in

A Roman government census was being taken in Bethlehem. The town was overcrowded. So Christ Jesus was born in a stable. He was put in a crib that held hay for the animals. "There was no room ... in the inn."  Luke 2:7.

This part of the story—no room for the Saviour of mankind even as a baby in crowded Bethlehem—strikes a familiar and ironic chord for Christians. The ways of the world haven't changed. There still seems to be precious little room made for the Christ-spirit.

In regard to politics and government we may wonder, Is there any place left for the simply truthful, or does truth always have to be "packaged" and presented in order to appeal to the greatest number?

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The new economics
March 27, 1989

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