In keeping with yesterday’s post about Christmas preparation, I’m sharing something familiar with you today. Who hasn’t seen and heard this clip from A Charlie Brown Christmas? It’s a cartoon, right? Yet…
I know that group of people standing together in the beginning of this clip. I know people gathering together to chastise, ridicule, and walk away from someone.
I know the person who is on the other side of the group—the target of the torment. I know the depth of frustration, loneliness, and hurt. I know people struggling with guilt. I know people crying out for some sort of understanding.
I know people who think they have the answer. And I know people who will speak truth in the simplest yet most profound way. That truth often raises more questions. It gets set aside or stepped upon. It gets misquoted and misapplied.
But it remains to be truth.
Who are you, and what do you do with the truth of Christmas?
Jesus went out with His disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the road He asked His disciples, “Who do people say that I am?”…“But you,” He asked them again, “who do you say that I am?” (Mark 8:27,29)