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Stuck inside their small stable one very rainy afternoon, two little donkeys listen to a story their grandfather tells them, a story that they will always carry in their hearts. Years ago, when the grandfather was still a young donkey, he was called to serve a man named Jesus.
On the night of the Holy Nativity, Mary gave birth to Jesus in a manger, surrounded by lowly animals and humble shepherds. One such animal, the donkey, was present at the birth and had the honor and blessing to witness the beginning of what she called the Great Miracle—the life of Jesus Christ.
Inspired by Scripture, these tales present Jesus’ complete life story as witnessed by a very blessed family of humble donkeys. Two original songs enhance this touching and moving account of Christ’s life, narrated over a delicately orchestrated musical setting. From Christ’s birth and childhood to his ride into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, Crucifixion, and glorious Resurrection, the life of Jesus is celebrated here by the modest animals who share the true meaning of what it is to love and serve him.
Roberto, a poor young artist, aspires to success and recognition. He refuses to paint young village children playing or Old Stefano and his donkey and insists on creating picturesque scenes only. But when Roberto has his shoes mended, a cobbler lends him a pair of sandals and whispers: “There are some who say that if you wear another man’s shoes, you will see the world with his eyes and feel with his heart.”
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