Biblical Decisions: No 4, Mary, Mother of Christ, Calls Crossing

Being immaculately impregnated by an angel is bound to be a bit of a shock when it comes your way, so it’s perhaps no surprise that Mary attempted to stop Gabriel in his tracks by awarding a crossing penalty against him for getting in between her and Joseph.

In an early example of the use of extra officials, the Archangel asked the decision to be referred upstairs to the Almighty TMO Most High, and Mary was informed that he was not offside and the decision had to be reversed.

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