HE BECAME ONE OF US
The story is told of a man. An unbelieving man, who had stayed at home by the fireside while his wife went to the village church for the Christmas Eve service.
Outside a storm was howling. Some birds, trying to find shelter, flew towards the light inside his house. When they hit his window, he put on his coat and went outside to help them.
The first thing he tried to do was to 'shoo' them toward the shelter of the barn where he had opened the doors. But they only flew about more frantically.
The man felt very frustrated, not knowing what more he could do to help his feathered friends.
Walking back to the warmth of his house, he said to himself, "If I could become one of them, then I could show them the way in."
He became one of us.