In the name of God, Most Compassionate Most Merciful,I'm a devout secularist, but it's good in this season to be reminded of the deep ties between cultures which some use to divide.
Behold, the angels said:
"O Mary, God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him:
his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to God;
-- Aurat Al-i-Imran, Holy Quran
-- Steve Clemons is Washington Editor at Large at The Atlantic, where this post first appeared. Clemons can be followed on Twitter at @SCClemons
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