The true meaning of Christmas can get lost in a mostly self-imposed frenzy of activity and clutter. Like Charlie Brown, we struggle to find meaning in Christmas (or in life)( and often look for it in all the wrong places. For the month of December, we will see what we can learn from Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang in “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
Charlie Brown shares his feelings of emptiness with his friends, Linus and Lucy, who send him on a search for the true meaning of Christmas. Elijah’s story echoes a similar search for God’s presence. If we search for Jesus in the midst of the chaos of this season, we may miss him. We have to prepare our hearts in times of reflection and quiet to receive Jesus.