The Annunciation of the Son Who Has Come

Posted March 25, 2017 5:48 pm by Regis Martin

The Annunciation of the Son Who Has Come

The village of Chelm, near Poland’s border with Ukraine, is seen in Jewish folklore as the place where an angel, assigned by God to carry a sack filled with foolish souls for distribution across the globe, suddenly stumbles, dumping them all onto the village. One of them, it turns out, finds employment sitting at the gate waiting for the promised Messiah to come. When he complains to the village elders that he isn’t being paid enough for the job, they agree: “Yes, the pay is too low. But consider: The work is steady.”
There is humor here, to be sure, and

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