Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night.
And lo,
the angel of the Lord
came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord
shone round about them:
and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them,
"Fear not:
for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of
great joy,
which shall be to
all people.
For unto
is born this day in the City of David
a Savior,
which is
Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes,
lying in a manger."
And suddenly
there was with the angel
a multitude of the heavenly host,
praising God,
and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth
good will toward men."

This part always surprises me, how in the midst of a cartoon I always perceive to be secular, is the REAL meaning of Christmas. I think that it's meant to surprise us, that the reason it's so sudden is to make us pay attention to it, to make us listen. And I did listen.

This year I didn't have some new eye-opening revelation about Christmas. And that's okay, I think. As long as I remember what it's for. It's about God coming and bringing his peace and love to us.

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


  1. 1) I need to watch that movie again.
    2) I didn't get into the Christmas spirit this year until I was wrapping my parents' gifts. I really got excited about giving. And that launched me into thinking about what Christmas really means.
    3)Unrelated, but how did you get that awesome "Poignant, Hilarious, LAME" poll thing on your posts? I want that. (Even though I don't blog that much, and when I do, no one reads it. lol)

    Oh, and by the way, Merry Christmas!

  2. 1. When you're in the Dashboard page, click "Design."
    2. Then, under the section which says "Blog Posts," choose "edit."
    3. A popup should come up, showing all sorts of options. It's under "Reactions." Click the box to select it for your blog. The default settings are different. You can change them if you wish. I did.
    4. When you're done, click "Save."

    Also, Merry Christmas!