In reading the story of the birth of Christ, we tend to forget that the virgin Mary was most likely a teenage girl, as was portrayed in the 2006 movie The Nativity Story. In the summer of 2008 pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie of the Harvest Crusades joked about this on his daily radio program A New Beginning. As we all know, teenagers have their own way of talking, with words like "you know", "I'm all", and "shut up" (at least, those were the words used as of 2008). And Greg thought out loud what Mary would have sounded like talking about the visitation by the angel Gabriel fortelling our Lord's birth (Matthew 1:26-38) to her teenage friends:
"So like, this angel dude appears to me at my house, okay? And he's all, 'Dude! You're like, so gonna have a baby, Mary!' And I'm all, 'No way!' and he's all, 'Way!' And he's all like, the Holy Spirit's gonna make me pregnant and I'll be the mother of the Messiah dude and I'm gonna like, call his name Jesus cuz he'll like, save his people from their sins!
"And I'm all, 'Shut up!' And the angel dude's all, 'You go, girl!' "
To the teens reading this page, particularly the girls, don't kill me over this one 'cause like the angel dude Gabriel I'm like, just the messenger, okay?