As nearly as historians have been able to determine, roughly 2005 years ago, a Child was born. Whether you believe that He was a true son of God, or whether you believe that He was an ordinary human teacher, preacher and prophet, it is undeniable that He existed, and that He is the most famous person ever to have lived, not only in terms of recognition but also in sheer span of time. No other person has had such enormous impact on so many people over such a voluminous stretch of years.
It is for this reason that we celebrate the moment of His birth. His nativity led to the birth of a religion that has undergone many changes and fostered many variations, but Christians remain united in their belief that Jesus is the Savior. Whether He truly is or no, His life commands a certain respect.
No matter how you regard the Bible, whether as literal truth or a beautiful exposition of the human condition, the words of Jesus Christ reveal a Being who had great love and respect for His fellows, and through those words He attempted to teach people how they might reach Heaven. If you live your life according to His precepts, you cannot help but become a caring, sharing, loving person.
So in this season of Jesus’s birth, take some time to read the New Testament and meditate upon the words that He spoke, the concepts that He espoused, and remember the love that He held for us.