This is a blog that you might not be aware of, so I am sharing with our ION friends. Honor & Shame is an important topic for orality friends. . .
In traditional societies, how one is born determines how one will live. A person’s birth is supremely important. For this reason, the evangelists leverage cultural symbols in their birth narratives to indicate the cataclysmic, earth-altering salvation this child would enact. This honorable Jesus was a horn of salvation raised up by God to redeem his people and save them from enemies, to remember the covenant and establish the promises of God, to exalt the lowly and shame the proud.
As we read and teach the stories of Jesus’ birth this Christmas season, let’s introduce Jesus as God’s exalted son, the glorious king who saves and restores!”
Source: 3 Aspects of Jesus’ Noble Birth