Incarnation is the beginning of a new creation, so we say, from which we shall emerge with the new face of brother or sister in Christ. But this crude rendering of the nativity from Zakopane (Poland) seems hardly fit to model new creation. The pieces of birch wood representing figures and barn appear to be all of the same unfinished cut. Only the faces bear promise of new creation as they timidly emerge from formless trunks.
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