I’ve had a tough time getting into the Christmas spirit this year. I’ve been listening to the songs since Thanksgiving. We’ve watched our favorite Christmas movies. But I haven’t been caught up in the emotion of it this year. Maybe it’s the politics. Maybe it’s the fear and anger and hate. I don’t know.
We just finished our last Christmas movie, White Christmas. The end of it does create a kind of vibe. The tree, the sparkly decorations, the red outfits, the snow. It is touching.
I switched back to TV from PS3/DVD device and landed smack in the middle of A Charley Brown Christmas. Not just anywhere in the middle. I landed just where Charley Brown is saying ‘Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?’
It’s pretty simple when it comes down to it, what Christmas is all about. It’s pretty simple really. The answer to fear and doubt and pain and suffering and anger and hate. There is one answer and only one answer to all our troubles. His name is Jesus and He came to save us from fear and anger and hate.