When I discovered Stuff White People Like, I thought I discovered sociological gold. I loved the humor and the satire and the author’s commentary of how white people behave. Mainly, I loved the fact that I noticed the same things too, and to have another person recognize the same thing–that’s a bond. Then, I discovered Stuff Christians Like (the book is coming out in April; I’m excited about that too) and I couldn’t help but laugh at the fact that as a Christian, I sometimes do the very same things.
So I thought this was entertaining, and it may be something SCL would post. My pastor put it up on the church bulletin. But Christians like to contrast things to Jesus.:
“Santa lives at the North Pole; Jesus Christ is everywhere.
Santa rides in a sleigh; Christ rides on the wind and walks on the water.
Santa comes but once a year; Jesus Christ is an ever present help.
Santa fills your stockings with goodies; Jesus supplies all your needs.
Santa comes down your chimney uninvited; Jesus Christ stands at your door and knocks, and enters your heart.
You have to wait in line to see Santa; Jesus Christ is as close as the mention of His name.
Santa lets you sit on his lap; Jesus Christ lets you rest in His arms.
Santa doesn’t know your name, all he can say is: “Hi, little boy or girl, what’s your name?” Jesus knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name. He knows our history and future, and He even knows our hearts and how many hairs are on our heads.
Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly; Jesus Christ has a heart full of love, grace, mercy and forgiveness.
All Santa can offer is Ho Ho Ho. Jesus Christ says, “Cast your cares on Me, for I care for you.”
Santa may make you chuckle but; Jesus Christ gives you joy that is your strength.
While Santa puts gifts under your tree; Jesus Christ became our gift and died on the ‘tree’ (cross) for you and me.
It’s obvious there is really no comparison. We need to remember what Christmas is all about. Jesus Christ is still the reason for the season. Merry CHRISTmas!”