I was reading some “locutions” purportedly spoken by the Virgin Mary to a visionary in Medjugorje, Bosnia, when I noticed something interesting.
Not a single one of these “messages” sounded even remotely like something one would expect a 1st century Palestinian Jewish woman to say.
“From today,” she supposedly told seer Yakov Colo, “I will not be appearing to you every day, but only on Christmas, the birthday of my son” (375).
Well, there's a 1 in 365 chance that the historical Jesus was born on December 25. I suppose that if anyone could tell you when he actually was born, it would be his mother.
Assuming, of course, that it really was her you were speaking with in the first place.