I think we need to spend some time with Mary, the real Mary, because she helps us understand what it means to be a person of faith in a dark time.
Where does this story take place? The answer is more complex and beautiful the harder you look. For in the end the story can take place only in the hearts of all those who long for God. The love of God comes among us, yes even us. The answer to the question is up to you. Where will this story take place for you this Christmas?
Our faith is shared by countless women and men who have changed the course of history, who left behind a world that was a little more loving, more peaceful, more just. Keep the faith.