The entrance to the Church of The Nativity, Bethleham has been stoned into a small entrance. This prevents conquering nations from riding their livestock into the church and using it as a stable! That happened...almost seems fitting doesn't it? Now we bow in reverence just to enter!
From Temple Mount looking back at the Mt. of Olives. The church is the Church of Tears, shaped like a tear drop. It is hear that Jesus cried out for Jerusalem. Matthew 23:37 and Luke 13:34. "....I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it."