The other day I was in the religion section in Barnes and Noble. A couple walked in the aisle, and this is what I heard.
#1: You just need to give it a chance.
#2: I gave it a chance for 17 years. I’m done.
#1: What do you mean?
#2: It’s a fairy tale. Fat man comes down the chimney. Baby born to a virgin. Fairy tales.
I get that. This is hard. Call it a fairy tale, magic, supernatural, the power of the Holy Spirit. There is nothing about Christmas you can get your head around. There is no Pythagorean Theorem for this event.
So, let me offer this. Maybe you think the church has done too much damage to society over the last 2000 years. Maybe you can’t buy into the whole son of God thing.
But give Jesus a chance. Think about what he said. How he lived. What he offered us. And then think about this.
A couple decades ago, a woman named Laurie Beth Jones wrote a book called “Jesus, CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership.” In it she writes, “One person trained twelve human beings who went on to so influence the world that time itself is now recorded as being before (B.C.) of after (A.D.) his existence.”
Changed the way we measure time.
Maybe that guy brought something worth looking into.