Jesus was almost certainly not born on December 25. Shepherds watched over their flocks in the open fields, a la Luke 2:8, during the spring and summer, not the winter. To keep such an arrangement during the cold of winter would be cruel to the sheep, let alone the shepherds.
It’s time for another report from the Facebook links. Really, one of these days I will quit watching these things. But then again, if I did, where would I get ideas for this column?
Anyway, in this particular instance a woman was being interviewed by a TV reporter because she had difficulties while dropping her children off at school. She was running late, so she decided to cut through an elementary school parking lot to get to another school in the neighborhood, driving around two traffic cones while doing so. One schoolteacher was so upset at her actions that he literally threw himself onto the hood of her car.