Kirchenfenster mit Krippenszene im Ulmer Münster

Sinnig am Sonntag 24.12.2023

Sinnig am Sonntag 24.12.2023 – das ist ein wiederkehrendes Format für die Sonntage im Jahr. Ich liebe Aphorismen, schöne Sprüche, gute Zitate und Gedichte. Das hat mich auf die Idee gebracht, diese mit Bezug zu Garten, Pflanzen und Natur zu sammeln.

Kirchenfenster mit Krippenszene im Ulmer Münster

A Christmas Letter from Jesus*

Dear loved ones,

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 even though I wanted to be with them and
share their table.
In truth, that didn’t really surprise me because in the last few years, all close their doors
to me. Since I wasn’t 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 grand time. To top it all,
this big fat man all dressed in red and wearing a long white beard entered the room
yelling „Ho-Ho-Ho“! He seemed drunk too. He sat on the sofa and all the children ran to
him saying, „Santa Claus, Santa Claus!“… if the party were in his honor! At 12
midnight all the people began to hug each other; I extended my arms waiting for
someone to hug me, but no one did!
My party continued until the next day. They all began to share gifts. They opened them
one by one with great expectation. When all the gifts had been opened, I looked to see
if, maybe, there was one for me. How would you feel if on your birthday, everybody
shared gifts and you did not get a single one? I then understood that I was unwanted at
the party, so I quietly left.

Every year it gets worse. People only remember to have their parties, eat and drink,
open their gifts, but nobody remembers me. I would like it this Christmas if you would
allow me to enter into your life. I would like it if you recognized the fact that over 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 you to believe this with all your heart.
I want to share something with you. Since many didn’t invite me to their party, I will have
my own celebration, a grandiose party that no one has ever imagined…..a spectacular
party. 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. 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.
Be prepared because when all is ready, you can be part of my great party if you give
your life to me.
See you soon. I love you!

*The above story was forwarded by e-mail. The history of the e-mail showed Glenda Tremaine as
the original sender on November 28, 2005. No reference was included concerning authorship or place of origin.

Ich veröffentliche die Texte unter der Überschrift Sinnig am Sonntag udn dazu gibt es ein möglichst passenden Bild. Sie tauchen in der Rubrik Gartenzitate auf und sind in der Themenwolke „Sinnig am Sonntag“ zu finden. Die Beiträge sind bei weitem nicht immer sinnig. Es ist wie im wahren Leben, es ist nicht immer drin, was drauf steht. Die Texte sind mal witzig oder traurig, kurz oder lang, geistreich oder schlicht doof.

Es gibt auch Ausnahmen von der Regel: Der Sonntag kann auch ein Feiertag oder Special Days sein, wie Weihnachten, Sinnig am Sonntag 24.12.2023, Ostern, Neujahr, Valentinstag, etc.

Ich habe den Input aus Kalenderblättern, Gartenzeitschriften, Büchern, Postkarten, usw. Das Internet ist selbstverständlich auch eine ergiebige und beliebte Fundquelle für Texte.

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