Charlie Brown For Sale . . . Good Greif!

 As Amy and I were thumbing through the Sunday Paper, I came across an ad for a replica of the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree.  You know that pathetic little, scrawny twig that posed as a tree in the infamous Holiday TV Special.  I had to ask myself, “How much further will the consumerism go?”

The irony of it is that in the actual TV show, when Charlie Brown realizes the TRUE meaning of Christmas (See Luke 2) and understands how caught up he got in the rat race of the season, he find true JOY in the peace that comes through this baby born in a manger and you see it in his demeanor.  A smile beams across his big round bald head and the short-torsoed, stubby bodied little runt of a kid begins to skip!

When was the last time you began to smile and skip at the good news?  PErhaps, this Christmas we might all do well by stopping and asking ourselves, “Are wegetting caught up in the madness and forgetting the “Glad tidings of great joy” that the angels brought us?

Oh and that tree . . . they are asking $10-$15 for it.

Good Greif!

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2 Responses to “Charlie Brown For Sale . . . Good Greif!”

  1. hrothgarrr Says:

    I miss Charlie Brown…although I do sort of look like him….

  2. but i also think that when Jesus is alive in your daily life…. yes you celebrate his birth at christmas but the holiday can also be enjoyed. with all that i am i love Jesus. i also love gift giving and decorated trees and outside lights galore!!!! i love love love jim being home and family games. i love a huge country breakfast of country ham, biscuits and gravy and tons of coffee. but i love my Jesus and savior! i love my gracious God and the Spirit that is my constant help. i love the angels that rejoiced at his birth and at mine!

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