Good News of Great Joy, 2019

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“Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy…”

     –     Christopher Shea, as Linus van Pelt, in the 1965 Classic, “Charlie Brown Christmas”

     –     Some guy named Luke, in a letter to some guy named Theophilus, some years before TV

Reprised version of the DD’s Annual Christmas Post…

For those who can / will, let us remember the first six letters of today’s holiday. Let’s remember the Reason for The Season in between trying to find a danged iThing or xThing or some silly danged thing to shtuff in a shtocking.

Where was I? Oh, yes…

Whichever version you picture in your mind, the Ricky Bobby version (“sweet, little, 8 pound, 6 ounce baby…”), the Cal Naughton, Jr. version (in a tuxedo t-shirt) or another, Wednesday is His birthday.

Did you know that the quote above, when Linus is describing the “real meaning of Christmas” is the only time in the entire run of the Peanuts cartoon series that he dropped his security blanket?  He didn’t need the blanket.  That’s what Faith does for us.

Without faith, without belief, none of the other skills and talents we’ve been blessed with add up to “a hill of beans” (thank you, Dick Heston!) And without Faith, there ain’t even any beans with which to make a hill…

Be safe. Celebrate with abandon. Call your parents if you can’t be with them, and know that while hard work, great teamwork and faith in one another can get us through tough times, Faith will get us through anything.

God Bless you all, and Merry Christmas!

PS  If your particular Faith means you don’t celebrate Christmas, may you celebrate your chosen Faith and it’s observances with the same fervor and passion that I’ll apply to mine!

Editor’s Note:  The Daily Difference, in deference to Christmas, will be on hiatus until Monday, December 30.  In the meantime, Go Hawks! 


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