I imagine the manger, before the magi visit, two chubby cows, an old donkey, and one lamb circling Mary and Joseph and little Lord Jesus. All warmed by the breath of the animals and the love within.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
This post was originally published in December of 2013.
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