Greggs the bakers – advent of a silly sausage.

Back in 1222, St. Francis got permission from Pope Honorious III to set up a manger with hay and two live animals—an ox and an ass—in a cave in the Italian village of Grecio. He then invited the villagers to come gaze upon the scene while he preached about “the babe of Bethlehem.” Since that time Christians have regularly represented the scene of Jesus's birth. Jesus Christ's birth in a stable is an important part of Christian belief.

This week, Greggs the bakers issued a calendar which shows a nativity scene with three wise men gathered around a pastry, a sausage roll,  instead of Christ.  Christian Twitter users said the advert was disrespectful to their religion.

Greggs has apologised for the image, saying it hadn't planned to upset anyone.
"We're really sorry to have caused any offence, this was never our intention," the firm said in a statement.
Christians will forgive and forget this offensive picture.  It is a pity that the developers of the Greggs calendar images could not see why it would cause offence. In fact the Nativity is so important the should never have considered replacing Jesus with anything.
It shows that you matter so much to God that he underwent a rescue mission to come get you. He came to Earth as a little baby so that one day he could die on a wooden cross for your sin. The Christmas story reveals your value. God loved you enough to send his very best — Jesus.

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