Maybe it's because I've got a Really Warped sense of humor.
My friend Marcia sent me a link to this site "The 27 (and growing) Worst Nativity Sets".
I can't stop laughing.
I mean, I know St. Paul said to the Church in Rome that "faith leads to works" but, I mean, Really?
He also said something about it being "better not to eat meat or drink wine than to cause a sister or brother to stumble" but I don't know if that includes Nativity Scenes made out of sausage and bacon.
I don't know if Jesus is laughing hysterically or shaking his head in dismay.
Yup. That's butter.
I'm not sure if this is an act of devotion or an exercise in ..... well..... butter.
My question is, how do you keep the thing cold throughout Advent?
The thought of a rancid butter Nativity on Christmas Day is........
I think that might cause more than one sister or brother to stumble.
Obviously, this is a nativity scene that was made in Mexico. By a Mexican. Who is neither "illegal" nor "alien" but who has a really amazing imagination - not to mention an eye for .... umm.... detail.
My absolute favorite, however, is this amazing video clip entitled "Bethlehemian Rhapsody". You absolutely MUST see it. Seriously. Consider it part of your Advent Meditation.
Here's how the clip is described:
This delightful parody written by Mark Bradford and directed by Darla Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) tells the Christmas story in a new....and UNIQUE....way that will touch the hearts of generations to come. Enjoy!Don't waste another minute on reading this blog and spend the next four minutes and 46 seconds watching this. You can either see it below or click on this link.
If you think the "Mexican Nativity Set" was great, just wait till you see the gold manger descending from the clouds.
That sound you hear - when you stop your own giggles - is Jesus, Mary and Joseph and all the angels and archangels laughing and applauding uproariously from the heavens.
Don't forget to check out the "27 (and counting) Worst Nativity Sets". They are not to be missed.
Happy Advent everyone!