Sunday, December 21, 2003

Here's an article on the Latino practice Los Posadas, a re-enactment of Joseph and Mary seeking shelter.

Two things I find interesting. One is the singing across the Mexican-American border. It reminds me of the African-American appropriation of the Jewish Exodus story. It reminds me that religious language and imagery can be important in politics if you want to reach out to immigrant groups.

I also found interesting the notion that when impoverished Central Americans to to less-poor-but-still-poor Mexico, they find charity from their fellow poor. You know what they say about camels and the eye of a needle. . . .

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