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Dear Father,

As you know, I am celebrating my Birthday with the host who invited me this year. I rejoiced at the opportunity and looked forward to spending the Holidays with them. However, these people are really quite strange. They really have not paid much attention to me at all since my arrival.

There is much talk about “Chris”, a fellow they call Kris Kringle or Santa Claus. Interestingly enough in their party in honor of me, guess who they featured as the Guest of Honor? This “Chris” fellow! Can you believe it? And for most of the past few weeks all I have heard is “Have you seen Chris yet?” and “What is Chris bringing you for Christmas?” Besides, I’ve seen so many pictures and figures of Chris on housetops, doors, lawns, sweatshirts, cards and etc. It makes me wonder who they really love. All things considered, it seems more of a party about Chris that about Christ.

And there is the big emphasis on presents! Not my “presence” mind you, but presents for their family and friends. Considering how much some of them are spending, it looks like we don’t rank very high in comparison. Some of them will spend more just for Christmas than they give to us all year.

What really saddens me is that so many will “celebrate” Christmas and never even know I’m here – they might mention me, but not know me- Bow their heads, but not worship as the wise men did, give but not love; pray but not believe; relax in their homes, but not rest in your hands; gather around their live trees, but never gather around the tree of life. IN fact, this supposed party for me reminds me of some of their Christmas trees, bright, fancy and artificial.

Thankfully, there are some who truly celebrate. It seems oddly refreshing when someone at my party gets more excited about me than the games, gifts and guests. I can’t wait to get back home and bring these folks home with me. We’ll have a real Christmas party then!

Much love, Jesus

Source: Unknown

 

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