Rev. Jimmie Scott
In these final days and hours before Christmas, many cultures in distant lands are preparing themselves to celebrate the gift of Christmas. For in its many forms, it serves as a poignant reminder of the highest and best in humanity.
For years, the quintessential scrooges of the world have attempted to minimize its impact in their lives and the world at large, by whatever means possible. But the star of Christmas still glows, the light still shines, the joy still rises, and the love still flows.
Frequently during the Christmas holidays, we are reminded to see the holiday through the eyes of a child, which I have always considered absurd. However, a few years ago I shared a childhood story about a particularly disappointing Christmas I had when I was twelve. I wanted a Red Ryder BB gun so bad, I felt if I didn’t get it, my world would end. My world didn’t end.
Four years ago, a friend who heard the story bought me a Red Ryder BB gun. I have never used it. This Christmas, it is going to the right and perfect and responsible young person. Hope lives. Love lives, faith lives, joy lives!
My Christmas advice for a happy holiday? Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle! – Rev. Jimmie