“And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped him in cloths,
and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”
– Luke 2:7
As a little girl, every time I heard this verse read on Christmas Eve, I felt appalled. Who wouldn’t make room for Mary and Joseph? Who could possibly turn them away? I always liked to think that if I was an innkeeper 2,000 years ago that I would have welcomed Mary and Joseph and the baby Jesus with open arms. Yet, my adult self knows that I probably wouldn’t have.
So, how do we continuously turn Jesus away?
We turn Jesus away when exclude the “nerdy” or “weird” guy from our lunch table.
We turn Jesus away when we pass the homeless woman on the street, thinking she’s lazy.
Jesus gets turned away when…
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