Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Mexican "nacimiento" tableaux are composed of multitudes of characters. Aside from the the usual suspects such as the Three Kings and shepherds, "nacimientos" often include figures performing daily tasks and routines. Figurines of fishermen, vendors, laundresses, cooks, butchers, bakers and even hermits are usually included and depicted.
The inclusion of "average joes" in the nativity illustrates that amidst the hubbub of daily life, miracles still happen; hope and salvation can still be found amongst the commonplace.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Though evil is indeed all around us, its inclusion in the creche also remind us all that good will eventually triumph.