Happy Birthday Jesus

On Christmas Day 2016, we discuss what Jesus’ birth-date might have looked like, based on the fact that he was a surprise pregnancy for a young, unmarried girl. And, we also wonder what some of his early birthdays might have looked like for him and his family. Using Scripture as our guide, we remember that Jesus would have likely celebrated birthdays as a threat to those in power, as a refugee immigrant, as a kid living on the “wrong side of the tracks,” and as a homeless man. So, what do we do with a Jesus who might have celebrated birthdays that looked like that? How does this knowledge affect our faith and lives?