"That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."

I didn’t get much of a childhood religious education. Much of what I got came from television: Davey and Goliath, Jot, and of course, A Charlie Brown Christmas. This year’s broadcast just ended.

My brother and I used to mesmerize our parents by reeling off the text of A Charlie Brown Christmas each year as we (putatively) watched it each year. Linus’s rendering of the Lukan birth narrative is so hard-wired in my brain that it takes conscious effort to read it with the proper cadence. But if I don’t mind saying “in the same country-shepherds, abiding” I still reel off that passage.

Having it in my head, as a built-in resource, let me grow in the faith even if I didn’t understand it. There’s a lesson there. (No pun intended.)

Lastly, a thought.
Favorite (and most applicable today) quote: This commercial dog is not going to ruin my Christmas.

One Reply to “"That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."”

  1. Funny where life’s lessons come from. Of all the great thinkers in the world to have inspired you, I never would have guessed Linus to be among them! My kids will probably never understand why I always preface the use of play-doh with “…and don’t stick it in the doorknobs!” but it’s sage advice from another great thinker 🙂

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