To avoid detection, they walked (rather than use a vehicle) into a couple of the most risky communities, going in one way and leaving another (just like the magi did). The Lord gave them extra strength to walk long distances through difficult terrain. Xochitl says she feels like they have gone around the world.
Brother Rogelio acted King Herod in the drama. I thought it a beautiful irony that this beloved brother, less than two years as a believer and who has threats on his life because of his refusal to stay quiet about the Good News, was acting out the tyrant who will stop at nothing to get his way.
It also struck me that the Christmas story (especially the part that we tend to edit out to make it “suitable” for young audiences), is actually pretty grim. Jesus didn´t die, but other babies did on his account. …And yet, darkness did not overcome that tiny flickering Light.
Perhaps if we let this message permeate our souls, we will also find security and joy in this worled of falsehood and lies.
Happy New Year to all!!