[center]Remember My Birthday????!!!!!!
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 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 gifts. 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 table
In truth, that didn't surprise me because in the last
Few years all close their doors to me.
Since I was not 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 great 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 12 midnight all the people began to hug each other ;
I extended my arms waiting for some one 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 to eat and drink, the gifts, the
Parties 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
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 invitation, will be left outside.
Do you know how you can answer this invitation?
It is by sending it to others whom you care for...
I'll be waiting for all of you to attend my party this year...
See you soon .... I love you !