We watched The Nativity on Friday night. It was a very touching movie. The movie paints a clear picture of the social stigma that Mary and Joseph could have experienced through an unwanted pregnancy. Their trip to Bethlehem is also painted well as a dangerous and uncomfortable trip for any traveller; especially one that was pregnant.
The shepherds were especially moving. They seemed quite hesitant to touch the baby for fear of their own earthiness. Only when Mary tells them that the baby is for all mankind, did the oldest shepherd touch the baby’s face.