Well-lit Christmas: why lots of light is so important in dark times

It must have been dark in the field where the shepherds tended their sheep. Maybe they were warming themselves by a fire, but it didn’t burn far away. No wonder men were frightened when an angel suddenly appeared to them from the night sky, with “the splendor of the Lord” shining around them, as recorded by the evangelist and doctor Luke. At the same time, in the deep darkness of the night, three oriental gentlemen knowledgeable in astronomy were able to spot a rare constellation which, as an aid to nighttime navigation, showed them the way to Bethlehem.

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