Posted by: thewhimsicalbee | November 30, 2010

What is really important?

As I have been browsing through the sales fliers, Christmas catalogs, and seeing the TV ads, I have been thinking about how crazy people are to get THE gift for loved ones for Christmas. My mom told me about a radio program or TV show (I do no remember which) that asked listeners/viewers to call in with their craziest Black Friday story. A woman called in to tell of how she wanted so very badly to buy her son the one thing he really wanted for Christmas. A TV or something that came with a SpongeBob Squarepants game. When she and her husband arrived at the store’s shelves, they found it empty. Walking dejectedly back towards the store entrance, she spied the gift in someone cart. AND SHE TOOK IT! The lady whom the cart belonged to had her back turned, unfortunately making her an easy target for this gift stealer. And as this lady told her story via phone, she has no regrets and feels no guilt for what she had done. She simply stated that her son wanted that particular item and she wanted to give him what he asked for. How horrid.

That sums up my feelings about our consumeristic society. We want want want and sometimes do not care if we step on others to get it.

Linus Van Pelt knows what this and every Christmas season is truly about. Not the gifts, not the lights, not the music. Jesus.

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'”

“That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”

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