George Murphy quoted:
> "Ach Herr, du Schoepfer aller Ding,
> wie bist du worden so gering,
> dass du da liegst auf duerrem Gras,
> davon ein Rind und Esel ass?"
> "Ah Lord, the maker of us all
> how hast thou grown so poor and small,
> that there thou liest on withered grass,
> the supper of the ox and ass?'
I grew up with the word "manger" and it didn't
even occur to me until long after my conversion
to Christianity that a "manger" is nothing but
a "feeding trough". Even Christ's entry into our
world seems more shocking as I become older (and
hopefully wiser). If nothing else, considered
thoughtfully, the Biblical message is a profound
challenge to all complacency.
by Grace alone we proceed,
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