Sunday, December 25, 2016

'And It Came To Pass': Luke On The Birth Of Jesus

The New York Post offers the below on Christmas:

From the Gospel According to Luke,
Chapter 2, Verses 1 through 20:
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David).
o be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
You can read the rest via the below link:


  1. Merry Christmas

    FYI . . . My blogging is going in a different direction at a different address:

    Please join me there.

  2. RT,

    You move around the Internet like a gypsy, or a 7th Fleet ship.

    Hey, pick a site and hang tough. Your blog does not need to have a narrow topic and viewpoint.

    Call the site, "The View from RT," and comment on anything topic you want.

    Anyway, that's my unsolicited New Year's advice.

    And Merry Christmas to you and your family, ole shipmate.


    1. Your advice about "The View from RT" is a great idea. However, I think I should avoid further rebranding efforts and stick with the latest: The Short Story Reader's Digest. I am at my core a reader of short stories, and all my current limitations persuade me to limit my focus (which otherwise tends to meander). Other than Hemingway, who are your favorite short story masters?

  3. RT,

    Although I must say that I'm a fan of short stories (I've written seven short stories so far) and I'll check out your take on the stories...


    1. I bet you and I can have some good conversations about Hemingway's stories!

  4. RT,

    I love Hemingway's short stories, of course, "The Killers" and "The Battler" being his best in my viwe.

    I also love F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Pat Hobby" short stories (Hobby is a hack Hollywood writer), as well as O'Henry and Somerset Maugham.

    There are so many good short stories out there...


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