Dear Loved Ones,
As every year, there is a celebration in my honor and I think that this year the celebration will be repeated. During this time many people shop for gifts and in every part of the world people talk about my birthday getting closer and closer.
It is really very nice to know that at least once a year some people think of me.
As you know, the celebration of my birthday began many years ago. At first people seemed to understand and be thankful for all that I did for them. But in these times no one seems to remember the reason for the celebration.
Last year there was a great feast in my honor. The dinner table was full of delicious foods, pastries, fruits, nuts and chocolates. The decorations were exquisite and there were many beautifully wrapped gifts. But I wasn’t invited. I was the guest of honor and they didn’t send me an invitation. I was left outside. I wanted to be with them and share their feast.
Since I wasn’t invited, I entered the party quietly. I stood in a corner. They were having a grand time. To top it all, a large man dressed in red, with a long white beard, entered the room crying “Ho-Ho-Ho!” All the children ran to him, as if the party were in his honor!
At midnight the people all hugged each other. I extended my arms waiting … and no one hugged me.
Suddenly they all brought out the gifts. They opened them one by one with great expectation. When all were opened, I looked to see if there was one for me.
How would you feel on your birthday if everyone shared gifts but you did not get one? Then I understood that I was not wanted at that party.
Every year it gets worse.
This Christmas, I ask you to allow me to enter your life. I would like you to recognize that two thousand years ago I came to this world to save you. I want you to believe this with all your heart.
I want to share something with you. Although I wasn’t invited to your parties, I am planning my own party, one that no one has every imagined. I’m still making the arrangements. Today I am sending out invitations, and there is one for you. I want to know if you wish to attend, and I will write your name in my guest book. Be prepared because when all is ready you will be part of my great party!
See you soon.