My thoughts go out to the Heather Street Nativity scene
Every day since before Christmas, when I’ve ridden past the Paroisse Saint-Sacrement on Heather Street, near 14th Avenue, I have taken note of the large, colourful Nativity scene above the main entrance of the parish church.
Don’t think that just because I’m not a Christian, that means I’m an unfeeling brute or that I’m incapable of being moved by this timeless and classic human rights story.
The Nativivity, with its themes of oppression, marginalization. poverty, healthcare and affordable housing, is every bit as relevant today as it was hundreds of years ago — or whenever it’s supposed to have happened.
Many times in the last six weeks my heart has gone out to the stoical little troupe of reenactors on the roof — so much so that once or twice I’ve had to stop and wait for it to catch up with me again (no one’s calling me a heartless secularist).
Today, in fact (Monday, January 18), it was all that I could do just to keep myself from scrambling up there on the roof to put little winter sweaters on all of them! Click the image to enlarge it.