Monday, December 10, 2007

Lettter From Jesus About Christmas

Since the post about the Holiday Poem seemed to offend someone, I thought I would post the following email I got this morning. I don't agree with it or endorse in any way, but it's something to think about.

When I read "get along and love one another" I am reminded more of Rodney King saying "People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?" than Jesus.

After all, if we had the ability to Love God and others like we are commanded, we wouldn't need a saviour, and this whole Christmas debate would be moot. Christmas would be another holiday, as there would be no birthday to celebrate.

That being said, there are some good suggestions in the list.

Dear Children,
It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn't actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival. Although I do appreciate being remembered anytime.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.

Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it:

  1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.

  2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.

  3. Instead of writing George complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up. It will be nice hearing from you again.

  4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.

  5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

  6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.

  7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a 'Merry Christmas' that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close and let their employees spend the day at home with their families.

  8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary-- especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.

  9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no 'Christmas' tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.

  10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.

Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember :




  1. Anonymous said...
    you are a racist and a bigot. maybe God used the words of Rodney King to speak the truth of the scripture. It is sad that you are reminded of Rodney King and not Jesus. You should spend more time reading your Bible than watching conservative political talk shows.
    And then you say we don't have the ability to love God or get along with each other? PLEASE!! that is the dumbest thing I've ever read. Why would God command us to do something we can't? Jesus came to give us an example that we can follow, if we decide to. To say we can't is an excuse.
    I am so mad right now, I just want to scream. You should not call yourself a christian.
    Brett Royal said...
    I can assure you that my views on christianity are very orthodox. I am a layperson, but I enjoy learning theology and reading about church history.
    You are way off on your view of why Jesus came, not only according to scripture, but according to accepted historical teachings of the church. Indeed, your simplistic view is radical and way off base.
    I'm not sure if you are the same person that commented on my earlier post, but I tried to give you the benefit of the doubt. If these are your beliefs, they are very unorthodox. I think my next post needs to be regarding the atonement.
    And to call me a racist and a bigot based on my post is the stupidest thing I've read in a long time.
    Anonymous said...
    by the way, it was a different annonymous reader. I am the guy who posted about the poem (and noticed you had not responded to my response...I thought our conversation was just getting good.)
    Brett Royal said...
    done, and I agree.

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