Merry Christmas -
The quiet nature of our Christmas festivities has brought me to reflect on my childhood. The Peanuts Christmas Special is something I grew up anticipating and watching every year. Now my children look forward to it as well. One of the things I love about Charles M. Schultz’s creation is the way he told the old story with the contrast of the children’s voices seeking adult spiritual knowledge. You remember, poor Charlie Brown cannot find the meaning of Christmas anywhere; it’s not in the commercials, it is not in perfect relationships, it is not in getting involved with the play, or even in decorating the tree. In the end, Linus his friend reveals the promise of salvation in the gospel of Luke.
The gift of the incarnation is something we receive in an ever deepening way throughout our lives. Our prayer is that Christ will be fully born in our lives. So this morning may you hear as a prayer and a greeting, Merry Christmas!
With you on the journey