I would like to wish you all a very Merry and Holy and Blessed Christmas. These wishes are for all my readers but especially for my dearest wife, my fellow bloggers - Warren, Adrienne, Crescat and Jackie Parkes. Thanks for your great blogs.
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A special thanks to Stathis as well for encouraging me to use my creative talents for a Higher good.
This is typically what a Christmas Crib would look like in an Indian house or a housing colony. Note to all Canadians and USA people, India is a country which is 80% hindu, yet Catholics can put up Christmas decorations and cribs. Why is it that Canada and USA which have more Catholics and Christians are not allowed to put up Nativity scenes on front lawns? Time for some self examination
You see India is not as tolerant about religious minorities as it used to be when I was a little kid. As a teen it was very common to see lots of police outside Church at the Christmas Midnight mass this was done as a two fold reason, on the one hand it was to protect Catholics from attacks from the religious majority. It was also done to intimidate Catholics and make us feel like outsiders in our own country.
In India during Christmas, Catholics put up a big star outside their houses, or if the apartment building is full of Catholics then a big star like the one above is put up. This star reminds us about the Star that led the Wise men to our Lord Jesus Christ. I miss seeing such stars outside Catholic homes in Canada.