Tim Duff - LWN Columnist

Tim Duff

Today, we tell of The First Story, making it a celebration of pomp, an affair of gold-embroidered vestments and costly columns and altars of marble, and choruses of choirs, of jeweled windows and incense, of the extreme abundance of gifting and getting.

Yet, we are unable to find and feel the simple spiritually edifying peace and pleasure in the formerly plain and humble stable. The brown haired, grave-eyed peasant girl, with her little baby, unable to see the beauty in the crumbling mud walls and the low ceiling of the stable, where the only incense was the sweet smell of the cow’s breath.

Tim Duff is a resident of Tonka Bay, an author and is a director with the DFL Party for Senate District 33.