The intentionally provocative image above — without any words — has been posted on a billboard by a church in New Zealand:
Vicar Glynn Cardy said: ‘It’s real. Christmas is real. It’s about a real pregnancy, a real mother and a real child. It’s about real anxiety, courage and hope.
This billboard portrays Mary, Jesus’ mother, looking at a home pregnancy test kit revealing that she is pregnant.
‘Regardless of any premonition, that discovery would have been shocking. Mary was unmarried, young, and poor.
‘This pregnancy would shape her future. She was certainly not the first woman in this situation or the last.’