|Gifts of home and community|
Note: I first published this post December 8, 2011.
I tagged along with Jonathan to Atlanta's Church of the Epiphany to listen to his choir rehearse their holiday concert. In the church entrance, I chanced on an exhibit of Nativity scenes featuring a collection assembled from a collector's travels and gifts received worldwide. While many scene creators used high-end materials (crystal, gold, enamel), the simplest, "poorest" materials (scraps of straw, newspaper, wood, fiber, and wool) attracted me most. And the homeless man's arrangement of stones (shown above) triggered my longest pause and reflection.
Two more scenes among my favorites.
Church of the Epiphany
2089 Ponce de Leon Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307