Tuesday, December 06, 2005

It's a Charlie Brown Christmas/Take time to be quiet

I'm sitting here watching the 40th anniversary showing of Charlie Brown's Christmas show, trying to keep from tipping over to full-blown sobbing. This may be the last Christmas tradition I have left from my childhood, other than the B.C. Clark Jingle.

Granted, it doesn't take much to put a big-ol' breath-stifling lump in my throat this time of year. It's a tough season for me, as it has been for many years. Probably all my years.

And here's Linus, the sage of children of the ages, reciting the Christmas story from Luke.

Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:12 And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
Luke 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Whatever else may transpire for you this season, I wish you all peace and good will, and to God our Father be all glory.

During this time of Advent, as we await the arrival of the Good News, take some quiet time to reflect on this gift, away from the maddening crowds. When the weather turns harsh, enjoy a warm cup and some meditative music.

Next Tuesday night I'll be spending some time offering some meditative moments at my church. It'll be a quiet time of contemplation, on a come-and-go basis. I'll be playing some quiet, gentle piano music and showing images of nature to reflect on. It is open to anyone who wants to stop by to help focus on the reason for all the busy-ness of life in our modern times.

If you're in the neighborhood, stop by if you like. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 in the sanctuary at Grace United Methodist Church, 6316 N Tulsa (on the south side of NW 63 where Northwest Expressway crosses NW 63 at an odd angle.)

5 comments:

FrenziedFeline said...

Oh, rats. OKC is just a mite too far. It would be wonderful to listen to you play.

Bless your ivory-ticklin' fingers. :)

jeannie diane said...

I would love to stop by too. But
it is not a good time to go that
far from home.
I heard on the radio this morning,
that we spend more time planning
one vacation, than we do planning
what we want to do in our lives.
I am going to try and take the first 2 weeks of January evaluating
where I have been and where I would
like to go and do for my Heavenly
Father. Have a good time pondering
on the wonderful gift God gave to
us in this Season..CHRISTMAS...
There I said it, I am not much on
political correctness. Doubt if
even spelled it correctly.

Anonymous said...

Trixie,

There are some on the Internet who hold so tightly to their rigid doctrines that they fail to see the Gospel in the every day.

But like you, I'm thankful that God can be found in places like the "Charlie Brown Christmas Special."

Thanks be to Jesus Christ for ears to hear and eyes to see. And thank you, Trixie, for your words, which encourage and build up instead of break down and divide.

God bless,
GP

FrenziedFeline said...

How are you and your computer doing?

Trixie said...

We're not speaking. I got my CD from Norton today to try getting things fixed that way. It's not helping any more than the online version. My frustration is growing!!