When Mary and Joseph bring their newborn son to Simeon for dedication to the Lord, they probably weren't ready for this:
"This child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall, but he will be a joy to many others. He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will oppose him. As a result, the deepest thoughts of many hearts will be revealed..." Luke 2: 34,35
Jesus is only days old, but it's clear He will not be welcomed by everyone.
With Jesus, there would be no neutral ground. People would either joyfully accept him or totally reject him.
We would either label him as the greatest liar and fraud the world has ever known...
or the physical manifestation of TRUTH.
I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.