In troubled times such as these, the traditional greeting of "peace on men and women of goodwill" take on a special, added significance.
Those among us who dedicate too much time and energy seeking to emphasize that which divides and makes us different, rather than that which makes us so much alike, may be surprised to remember that both the Islamic and Christian faiths acknowledge the infant and his message of peace and brotherhood born two thousand years ago in a Bethlehem stable.
To help celebrate this seasons and as further proof of the universality of the message of the season, we are including in our website a painting from the private art collection of Bali Discovery Tours by the renowned Balinese Hindu Artist I Wayan Radjin. This painting "Natal di Pulau Dewata" depicts the birth of Jesus Christ from a Balinese perspective.
2,000 years ago wise men of differing faiths traveled great distance to pay homage to a child and his message of peace and goodwill.
Perhaps 2,000 years later, wise men still do!
Merry Christmas and a Most Peaceful 2002 from balidiscovery.com and Bali Update!
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