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Bethlehem Speaks

We are in Christmas Season. We know that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. The name ‘Bethlehem’ means ‘the house of bread’. It is no wonder then that two thousand years ago, the man who was to become the bread for the world was born in that place.

Giving heed to his direction, shall we not together say to the Father, “Give us our daily bread”? According to biblical scholars, ‘give us our daily bread’ could mean also ‘give us our daily wisdom’. If so, what does ‘Bethlehem’ mean to us? Rather than being the name of a place, Bethlehem should provide us with a way of life. It should be a new approach t...


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