As you well know, we are getting closer
to my birthday. Every year there is a
celebration in my honor and I think that
this year the celebration will be
During this time there are many people
shopping for gifts, there are many radio
announcements, TV commercials, and in
every part of the world everyone is
talking that my birthday is getting
closer and closer.
It is really very nice to know, that at
least once a year, some people think of
As you know, the celebration of my
birthday began many years ago.
At first people seemed to understand and
be thankful of all that I did for them,
but in these times, no one seems to know
the reason for the celebration.
Family and friends get together and have
a lot of fun, but they don't know the
meaning of the celebration. I remember
that last year there was a great feast
in my honor. The dinner table was full
of delicious foods, pastries, fruits,
assorted nuts and chocolates. The
decorations were exquisite and there
were many, many beautifully wrapped
But, do you want to know something? I
I was the guest of honor and they didn't
remember to send me an invitation.
The party was for me, but when that
great day came, I was left outside, they
closed the door in my face .. and I
wanted to be with them and share their
In truth, that didn't surprise me
because in the last few years all close
their doors to me. Since I wasn't
invited, I decided to enter the party
without making any noise. I went in and
stood in a corner.
They were all drinking; there were some
who were drunk and telling jokes and
laughing at everything. They were having
a grand time.
To top it all, this big fat man all
dressed in red wearing a long white
beard entered the room yelling Ho-Ho-Ho!
He seemed drunk. He sat on the sofa and
all the children ran to him, saying:
"Santa Claus, Santa Claus" as if the
party were in his honor!
At midnight all the people began to hug
each other; I extended my arms waiting
for someone to hug me and do you know
no-one hugged me.
Suddenly they all began to share gifts.
They opened them one by one with great
expectation. When all had been opened, I
looked to see if , maybe, there was one
for me. What would you feel if on your
birthday everybody shared gifts and you
did not get one?
I then understood that I was unwanted at
that party and quietly left.
Every year it gets worse. People only
remember the gifts, the parties, to eat
and drink, and nobody remembers
I would like this Christmas that you
allow me to enter into your life.
I would like that you recognize the fact
that almost two thousand years ago I
came to this world to give my life for
you, on the cross, to save you.
Today, I only want that you believe this
with all your heart.
I want to share something with you. As
many didn't invite me to their party, I
will have my own celebration, a
grandiose party that no one has ever
imagined, a spectacular party. I'm still
making the final arrangements..
Today I am sending out many invitations
and there is an invitation for you. I
want to know if you wish to attend and I
will make a reservation for you and
write your name with golden letters in
my great guest book.
Only those on the guest list will be
invited to the party.
Those who don't answer the invite, will
be left outside. Be prepared because
when all is ready you will be part of my
See you soon.