Advent 2015 December 18
Like most of my generation, I watched A Charlie Brown Christmas many times in my younger years (although not so much lately. TV is not something I have time for.) I heard a radio commentator saying yesterday that they kids are actually very mean in that show; as I recall, they pretty much bully Charlie Brown. What most of us remember are two things: the Christmas tree and that Linus recites a portion of Luke 2 towards the end.
What is significant is that the Scripture recitation changes everything--the children's attitudes, and thus the tree, and their celebration. So, let's keep that in mind--the power of the truth of Christmas. See next post.