Hey! Look over there! What did you look at? Example of a dog, looking at the finger, rather than what is being pointed to.
No longer walking in darkness – now in light. Often we have been so distracted by the folk law that has grown up around Christmas, that we continue to walk in darkness about what it means, or we get distracted and look at the wrong items. The birth story in Luke 2:1-20 mentions the word ‘manger (feeding trough)’ 3 times – so we think it is significant + important. But it has become part of a detail around this story – only found in Luke – and we have used it to build a whole other story that we don’t find in the gospel. Not helpful!