On Christmas Eve (Day) when I checked the mail, I was pleasantly surprised to see that someone had sent me a book. It was mailed locally and specifically addressed to me, but there was no personal message. The topic, apparently, was about ten important Jews.
Sounded interesting, and I sent an email thanking my Jewish DIL, assuming that she had had it sent to me. Later, she wrote back agreeing that it sounded interesting but that it wasn't from her.
That puzzled me, so after the kids were tucked in on Christmas Eve, I checked into it a little more. Hmm ... it seemed to be a proselytizing book as each of the ten character anecdotes seemed to end with a Jesus message ... as in Jews for Jesus.
At the same time, my daughter was searching the internet and finding all sorts of corroboration. It is a book sent freely to Jews with the intention of getting them to consider Jesus. In her search, she found that very few who of those gifted were appreciative.
I wasn't either, but I still confused about my inclusion, for I am not a Jew. But somebody in the Ottawa region thinks that I am and that I need saving. While they are undoubtedly correct regarding my need for salvation, I have no idea who knows enough about me to be concerned enough to sponsor a book being sent to me, and who, at the same time, knows so little about me (that I am not a Jew).
Wouldn't it be odd if upon considering the condemnation that lies upon my sinful soul that, upon reflection, I became a Jew and not a Christian?
Not that breath should be held batedly in the expectation of either outcome. /grin/
PS: I have purposefully withheld the name of the book and author, refusing to grant any extra publicity.