In Catholic churches is always a light burning the place where the consecrated communion bread store. If in doubt about a churchjust a museum or still functioning as a church you have to search for the light. But in St. Laurentii Church in Roskilde is alsoPeace light from Bethlehem. The light was originally turned in birth grotto in Bethlehem, but now burns in Roskilde throughout the year. Ideally, the hike from Israel to Denmark every year atthis time. But as times are, it can not be done.
Light from Bethlehem refers of course to the Christmas Gospel.It is the light which shone in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome. Or it is the star of Bethlehem. Or it is the light that suddenly shone in front of the shepherds. It is also the symbol ofa hope which can not be quenched.
It's always easier to be worldly-wise and resigned when it comes to peace prospects States in the world and especiallyBethlehem. It is convenient to shrug when it is just peace in the physical Bethlehem. A Jewish historian compared the Israel /Palestine with a bridge that countless people have been allowed to wander over the passage of time, no one has been allowed to stay there. We are also only for a time said the historian. The question is how long we can stay there this time.Not for nothing was the father of the Jews a nomad, Abraham.
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