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 repeated. 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 me.
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 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, beautifully wrapped
But, do you
want to know something? I wasn't invited. 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
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 me.
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
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 great party.
See you soon.
I Love you!