A good Jewish family…

Adoration of the Magi adj

I have a dear friend living in the southern U.S., who posts regularly on her blog–one I follow not only because she’s my friend, but because her posts are interesting and informative.

Here is her latest post (her blog, Latelife Musings, can be found here), and a personal Christmas story that touched me :


I am going to be non-PC and wish every one of you a very Merry Christmas. I know, I know, it is politically correct to say Happy Holidays, but today is Christmas. It is also the birthday of a dear friend of mine who happens to be Jewish. She and that Jewish kid from Bethlehem share the same birthday.

Years ago, our family had wonderful next-door neighbors. They were Jewish. He was an excellent doctor, one of the best in town. One year, the year I remember because of what he said, a Christian patient sent him a card with a nativity scene on it. Someone at the gathering saw the card and was very surprised to see it there. “Not at all,” said our neighbor, “after all, they were a good Jewish family.”

See that? There’s PC, politically correct, and then there’s PC, properly Christian, Christ-like, and he, that good Jewish man, had love for all.

I wish you all love and peace this day.




  1. I had a Muslim student long ago — well, a lot of them. I made a rule in my classes that we wouldn’t talk about religion (international school, you see). At the end of our final class, I said goodbye and we all left. I headed toward the ATM on campus. This student followed me, calling, “Teacher! Teacher! Wait!” I stopped. He said, “I must know. How are things between you and God? From what you said in class, I am afraid…” I said, “God and I are fine. Don’t worry. I just didn’t want our class to fall apart in arguments about religion.” “You and God are OK then?” “Yes, we’re fine.” “Oh, Alhamdulillah. I was afraid for you, teacher. Thank you for the class!” and off he went. 🙂


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