We all know how hard it is for child stars. They grow up learning that they can’t trust anyone – not even their parents. Just think back through all the stories you’ve read about child stars suing their own parents for cheating them out of the money they’ve earned.
It’s been that way for a long time. Just think about Jesus, and all the money he was cheated out of. Don’t remember that story? Well, just sing through all the verses of Do You Hear What I Hear?, and think about this one:
A child, a child,
shivering in the cold
let us bring him silver and gold,
let us bring him silver and gold.
Haven’t you ever wondered what happened to all that silver and gold? The gifts of the magi were embezzled. Mary and Joseph went off to the best spas Egypt in egypt to get massages and skin treatments with honey, mud, and papyrus wraps. Jesus, in the meantime, was left to make a living as a carpenter.
Do you know what I know? Watch your back – that’s the true meaning of Christmas.