In mid-December, I was in Bethlehem. It was an immense joy to find that since my last visit there, three years ago, our community has grown - a joy again to meet Kathy, Mahera, Amira, Haythem, Sara, each one. The community is now located in a large house close to the Basilica of the Nativity. A beautiful community, exploding with joy, even though the situation in the country remains very difficult. It was obvious how happy everyone was to be together, Muslims and Christians, in an atmosphere of mutual support, simplicity of life and productive work. You have probably seen - at least in photos - the nativity scenes and other felted wool items made at the workshop from the wool of Bethlehem sheep. Could they be the descendants of the sheep in the flocks kept by the shepherds in Jesus' day?