Christmas is about the birth of the greatest troll who ever lived. Jesus was so controversial that people still debate trivial things about him including his mother’s sex life, the exact date of his birthday, the colour of his beard and skin, whether he had brothers or cousins.
He trolled the pharisees with his words, trolled crowds with his parables and trolled his apostles daily… they always seemed confused. His intention of course was simply to challenge their minds, their way of thinking and free them from just going along with societal norms. He wanted them to think for themselves, think about living in balance with the world, with nature like sparrows. He promised them if they did this they would never want for anything because The Spirit of God would look after their needs.
Unfortunately, the world has tried to eclipse Jesus with a fat, gluttonous, materialistic beardy guy whose sole focus is consumerism. It puts a lot of pressure on people each year to buy presents and prepare a feast for their families. I’m all for lovely food and experiencing people’s company and for making people feel special and happy through a thoughtful gift but this is not it… this is false. I don’t need Santa Claus to make that happen.
We all just need to live each day like it’s our last. Seize every moment of happiness you can and make others happy with the gift of a nice experience if possible.
Anyway, my discount store Santa hats off to you Jesus on the eve of your birthday. You’re always cool in my book no matter how stuffy the churches of the world, who supposedly represent you, make you out to be.
They should read what you said about them in more detail.
Merry CHRISTmas peeepull!