December 29, 2010
Shepherds saw what they saw. They met Jesus. And… nothing. They did not stay silent, they were not forbidden to talk. And… nothing. Finally the Holiest Mother comes to the temple with the Baby in her arms -- and again - nothing. Only Simeon inspired by the Holy Spirit approached Mary, took the Baby from her and praised God for this Gift which was given to humankind.
This indifference of Jerusalem, of people who must have at least heard what had happened on the day of God’s Birth, and did not react at all. There were no cheers, nor procession, no singing, no joy – as if nothing had happened.