Where have all the Nativities gone?
That’s the question I asked Tim after our annual Christmas outing.
There was a time in this country when creches, life-size and minatures, were prominently on display.
Not any more.
I couldn’t even find a Nativity for sale in the dozens of stores I visited today.
“My mother is having the same problem in North Carolina,” said one department store manager when I inquired about whether they sold any. “Have you tried the Christian bookstore yet?”
That was the one place I hadn’t tried.
But that got me to thinking about how there was a time in this nation when Nativities were a common site during the CHRISTmas season.At schools.
At City Hall.
Certainly in the windows of the largest department stores.
And in the biggest malls.
Churches had them,too.
There was a time when even Hollywood found them to be sacred.