Now, I want to comment about this. For me? This was not the right approach. He went with the right idea to tell people about Jesus, but the rest where he told parents they were lying to their kids, intentionally upsetting the crowd, and then playing the victim when they got upset is the wrong approach. Yes, share the truth but in love. I didn’t see much love in how he approached the crowd. Jesus didn’t go to upset people, He told the truth in love. There were times He needed to address people like the religious leaders publicly about they hypocrisy, but what does it say in 1 Corinthians 13:1 – 3? If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. So here in this circumstance, all the people heard as evidenced by their reactions, was a resounding gong and a clanging cymbal, not the message of love that Jesus is all about at Christmas.
There is a right way and a wrong way to deliver the message of hope at Christmas, the approach used above? Not the way I would recommend!