They were sitting outside the city, watching their sheep.
“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.” Luke 2:8
Maybe these shepherds looked over the hills at roof tops and felt the pangs of loneliness. This life, this shepherding of dirty animals, required them to stay on the fringe. And so, they stayed on the outside and watched the town from a distance – day after day, year after year. [Read more…]