Mary and Joseph.
Mary and Joseph who?
Mary and Joseph, who never expected life to go this way, bone-tired and needing a place to stay.
A bunch of shepherds.
A bunch of shepherds who?
A bunch of shepherds who don’t normally get included in things like this, come to disturb a young mother in the wonder and chaos of her first birth.
The neighbours who?
The neighbours who’ve heard from the shepherds about the young mother and the wonder and chaos of the first birth. Can we crowd in there and see for ourselves, there’s only a few dozen of us.
Some wise folk.
Some wise folk who?
Some wise folk from a whole other culture come to confirm that this thing is way bigger than any of you might have expected and that it’s for everyone anywhere.
A bunch of soldiers.
A bunch of soldiers who?
Enough talking, they’ve come to wipe out any threat there might be to Herod and any other dictators you can think of. So where’s this new king then?
The new king.
The new king who?
The new king all grown up and looking for a home in our hearts and minds.