Friday, December 11, 2009
Sitting on the couch with my husband, watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, always brings the focus back to what the true meaning of Christmas is. Nowadays commercialism is so in the forefront of thought. It is such a wonderful reminder that, although gifts, decorations, lights, christmas trees, packages, boxes, bows, stocking stuffers and Santa are such a wonderful way to celebrate and show our love to our family and friends, if all these things were taken away, we would still have the Christ and the Christ message that is a daily gift we can celebrate every day of the year. And Love is truly the greatest gift we can give one another. It's not something that can be compressed in a box or crammed in a stocking. It is so enormous and universal. It's the gift that is inclusive of everyone and not only for a select few.
And have you ever noticed the "Charlie Brown tree" grows more branches and pine needles throughout the story? The more LOVE it is given, the more it grows, until it becomes a "beautiFULL" little tree. Charlie Brown was just able to see it's beauty from the beginning.