If Mary and Joseph had Facebook…

…how would the Nativity story have unfolded? A sweet little video — and given the Tweets and status updates I get from friends in the delivery room, probably pretty accurate.

Hat tip to the Deacon’s Bench, which has just relocated to Patheos! Be sure to check out Deacon Greg at his new digs.

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkHNNPM7pJA 635×355]


Margaret Cabaniss


Margaret Cabaniss is the former managing editor of Crisis Magazine. She joined Crisis in 2002 after graduating from the University of the South with a degree in English Literature and currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She now blogs at SlowMama.com.

  • Melissa

    This was just adorable, thank you!

  • Rachel

    So cute!!!smilies/cheesy.gif LOVED IT!!!==

  • Rick

    Cute yes, but highly inaccurate. Magi not approved of by God – see commands to Israelites in Mosaic Law. Magi not at Bethlehem to see newborn Jesus – see Matthew account chapter 2. Most likely at home in Nazareth. Also, Jesus not born Dec.25. Bible does not mention date or command to commemorate birth. Pagan holiday under masquerade.

  • Amada

    Loved it. Great reminder that no matter how advanced in technology we are. God is still the same!

  • Patrick


    Lighten up.

    Some people who have studied Christmas have concluded that Jesus was in fact born on that date, yet of the 365 day calendar December 25th is as good a day as any other. As for it being a pagan holiday, that is utter nonsense. The early Church very likely chose that date in order to compete directly for souls by using a date that would place the celebration of Jesus’ birth in direct competition with the pagan celebrations of that time (a very sound plan if true).

    As for celebrating Jesus’ birth: recall, the Bible never says to compile a Bible either.

    As for your comments about the Magi: Jesus brought in a NEW covenant, rememeber?

    Anyway, I hope you had a great Christmas.



  • Hannah

    This was an amazing story about the birth of Jesus. Loved it!

  • Awesome

    Terrific story! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • Larry Kamm

    I might be dense in mind.
    But, I do not get it.

  • Heather

    Its a very sunny day.