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Everyone has a response to the birth of Jesus. When we look back at the first Christmas, we can even see it then. Herod responded with anger, the scribes responded with knowledge , and the wise men responded with worship. While these responses tell us a lot, the bigger question is, “How do you respond?”

As the Christmas season rolls around, there is a lot of excitement in the air. Occasionally, though, there are those who just don’t get into the Christmas spirit. Everyone knows a Grinch or a Scrooge, right? Bah Humbug. While this is a well-known phrase, if we’re honest, we all have certain seasons in life where we just feel “bah Humbug!” As we look at the Christmas story, we will see that so many key players could have easily felt the disdain of Jesus, yet they decided to respond differently.