the Spirit of Christmas
Ray Charles sang about it.
Someone you follow on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, a Blogger, or your social media of choice is probably influencing about it.There is a personalized Ad waiting to popup in your feed to sell you something to help you experience it.
Jacob Marley tried to warn Ebenezer Scrooge about living it.
And Charlie Brown just wants someone to tell him what “Christmas is all about.”
Linus tells a bit of the spotlight Christian Christmas story about a savior, who is Christ the Lord. Remember, the shepherds returned to the field praising God for all they had heard and seen as it had been told to them. The story doesn’t say what the shepherds did the next day.
Is that the same thing as the Spirit of Christmas? I know it is hard to ponder in your heart, but in a pluralistic world the Spirit of Christmas may mean a little bit more.
Is it what Linus, Lucy, and the others do for Charlie Brown, and a twinkling star that lifts voices?
All the Whos in Whoville gather and sing:
“Christmas day is in our grasp
So long as we have hands to clasp.
Welcome Christmas where we stand
Heart to heart and hand in hand.”
How will you tell someone what the spirit of Christmas is?
If that seems hard to do maybe you can be a sign of the spirit of Christmas this year.