In it he illustrated what it would have looked like if Jesus had been born among the working poor of Northern Ontario. What would it look like if Jesus were born in a snow covered cattle barn along the Trans-Canada highway? Or Mary and Joseph had to go to a soup kitchen for a meal? Would we recognize Him? Would we welcome Him? It is a remarkably illustrated book, brilliantly undertaken to take a familiar story and disorient it for the reader.
It helps us reimagine the scandal. For to many of us, where else do you put a baby but in a manger. We have lost touch of the absurdity of it all. The full nature of God come in human form and we put him in a feed trough. How outrageous. God in an outbuilding!
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