Did You Have A Good Christmas?
Gazing upon my Peanuts Calendar this Christmas Day, I see Linus & the forever forlorn Charlie Brown discussing their holiday.
Charlie Brown asks Linus,
“Did you have a good Christmas?”
To which, Linus answers ,
“Do you mean did I get a lot of presents?
OR do you mean did I give a lot of presents?
OR Are you referring to the weather or the Christmas Dinner we had?
OR Do you mean was my Christmas good in a spiritual sense?
OR Do you mean was my Christmas good in that I saw new meaning in old things?
OR do you mean…”
In response, Charlie Brown just sighs….
Which made me ponder this:
How often do we ask a question without being clear about exactly what we are asking?
How often do we answer a question without being clear about exactly what was asked?
Even then, it often depends upon our point of view.
Austin’s Christmas weather was sunny & clear. So, if you were dreaming of a White Christmas, you were out of luck.
As for for myself, all of Linus’ Christmas questions were answered affirmatively, but one.
How about you?
Did you have a good Christmas?
I had a great Christmas with good people, good food & good reflection.
Thank you God!
Rev. Dr. Rainbow Johnson
ADAAP Clergy Counselor