Friday, January 25, 2008

CHRISTMAS: Dropped off and forgotten!

Two women, dressed in their finest, were having lunch in an exclusive restaurant … a friend came to their table and greeted them. “What's the occasion?” she asked.

One of the women said, “We're having a birthday party for our baby. He's 2 years old today.”

“But, where's is he?” She asked.

The mother answered, “Oh, I dropped him off at his grandmother's house until the party's over … it wouldn't have worked with him along.”

How sad … a birthday celebration for a child who isn't welcome at his own party?

Yet, think about it, it's no more foolish than going through the Christmas season, with all of its festivities, absent the One whose birth we are honoring.

But that's exactly the way many people celebrate Christmas anymore; in the midst of the folderol – the partying, the shopping, and the gatherings ... forgotten is the One whose birthday we’re celebrating. [Adapted from an anecdote in Our Daily Bread]

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