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  1. I very much enjoyed your take on this well known story.

    Congratulations on tackling a sensitive subject with grace and objectivity <3

  2. Reblogged this on Odyssey of a Novice Writer and commented:
    My friend, Keith Channing at keithkreates, has told a familiar story from a new angle. He looks at the Christmas story through the eyes of Joseph. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

  3. Keith, I like this very much. You handled both the miraculous and the ordinary circumstances of the story with grace and style. I may take up your story at some point. I have always been intrigued by what the Bible doesn’t tell us about Joseph. I think he must have been a wonderful man. Even before an angel visited him, his concern was for Mary’s reputation. I also think Jesus would not have used the example of an earthly father’s love when trying to make us understand God’s feelings for us had Joseph not been a kind, wise and giving earthly father.

    May I reblog this?

  4. So, I am utterly ignorant in the ways of religious biblelike stories, but that seemed like a reasonably accurate retelling – in the grand scheme of things? What made you put a disclaimer? am I missing something? :s p.s. is that really Mary’s parents names?

    • My research for this showed me that there are numerous strands of belief as to, inter alia, Joseph’s age and status. The disclaimer is there purely because I don’t want to offend or even challenge anyone – not with this story, anyway.
      That St Joachim and St Anne were Mary’s parents was proposed by the (non-biblical) Gospel of James, and accepted by the catholic, protestant and orthodox branches.

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