Let’s say that Jesus accepted your invitation to spend his birthday with your family, and yesterday, without you waiting, Jesus Christ showed up at your house ready to spend Christmas in person. How was it?
First, you must have noticed that Christ is very different from the pictures. Completely different. Jesus in the flesh was a dark-skinned man with short hair. He didn’t have pale eyes or that wavy hairstyle. He was short — nothing to do with the photos out there.
What do you think Jesus would do with all that food in front of him? Would Jesus eat the turkey? What do you think Jesus would think of his celebration of his birthday?
Did he ask for a birthday celebration? It doesn’t sound like much of Jesus. He’s not the kind of guy who asks for things himself.
I invited Jesus, and he came last night. He told me to be kinder, help more and judge less. He told me this with a lot of love and, before saying goodbye, asked me to help spread more love around the world.
I promised yes and said Amen gratefully.
Merry Christmas, Jesus!