On This Sunday today’s read is from Patrick Shanahan, a life-long conservative and retired Business Architect. Here’s a brief excerpt:
Charlie Brown is a masterful representation of “everyman,” and every kid. In “A Charlie Brown Christmas” our everyman wanders in sad and confused, trying to make sense of the meaning of Christmas amidst the changing and somewhat bizarre world of mid-1960s America.
Mocked and frustrated and at the end of his rope, Charlie Brown cries out for help: “Isn’t there anybody who can tell me what Christmas is all about?” And there is. Quiet, neurotic, philosophical Linus steps forward: “I can tell you, Charlie Brown. I know what Christmas is all about.”
In a moment that still sends chills up and down my spine, he recites St. Luke’s account of the meaning of the birth of Christ.
Let us channel our inner Linus this season, stand up quietly but proudly and say, “Lights, please.”
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