Advent, Week 3: The Various Responses to Jesus - Matthew 2:1-12

We often wind up “domesticating” and “sentimentalizing” Christmas by making it about things that we can all get on board with – time with family, peace on earth, etc. However, even at His birth, Jesus elicited a variety of responses from people, including hostility, indifference, and worship. Why did people then, and why do people now, have such diverse responses to Him?