Baby Jesus is in a cage and the wise men are closed off by a wall in a nativity scene at Saint Susanna Parish in Dedham, Massachusetts, CBS Boston reports. The display is meant to be thought provoking. “We try to take a picture of the world as it is and to put it together with a Christmas message,” said Pastor Fr. Stephen Josoma.
This year, the message questions “peace on Earth,” since Jesus represents migrant children being held at the southern border, separated from their parents. The wise men represent a caravan of migrants behind the border wall.
Those at the church believe it’s very much the message of Jesus. “Jesus was about taking care of one another. This is not the way to take care of one another,” said Josoma.