Thank you Linus

12/24/2012

Linus recites LUKE2Charles M. Schulz created a timeless masterpiece in a simple animation nearly 50 years ago. I’ve grown up watching this classic Christmas Special every year, and I still watch it. Even now it deeply touches my heart when Linus recites Luke. It’s an enduring reminder to look past, or help eliminate, the commercialization of the season and know in our hearts that this is what Christmas is all about. So thank you Mr. Schulz, may you rest in peace as your character Linus continues to teach the Gospel of Luke and the real meaning of the season. 

Luke 2: 6-14

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

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 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 Saviour, 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.

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This song is from one of my favourite CDs: Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi

14 responses to Thank you Linus

  1. 
    LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words 12/24/2012 at 7:55 am

    Beautiful post this Christmas Eve Morn….
    Thank you for sharing
    Hope you the Merriest of Christmas’s and a Happy New Year….
    Take Care….
    You Matter….
    )0(
    Blessed Be
    ladyblue

    • 

      Thank you LadyBlue! Such a delightful comment and wishes. And may I return them to you as well, warmest wishes of light and love to you and yours this special holiday season. May you have a truly Merry Christmas and a Happiest of New Years!
      Hugs, Gina

  2. 

    🙂 I love Linus as well… Thanks for sharing the spirit. I am sure Mr. Schultz is smiling as are we! Merry Christmas Eve to you and yours!

  3. 

    Merry Christmas, my friend!

  4. 

    The working year is almost done, time to pause from ‘the business’ and embrace the festive season…go on, give it a big hug! Enjoy your holiday season.
    Happy holidays!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS.

    Wish you a very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous

    New Year 2013

  5. 

    Oh, indeed! No one says it like Linus. This scene still chokes me up. Charles had a lots of good messages in his stories. Merry Christmas!

    • 

      Thank you for sharing! It’s nice to know that I’m not alone as a grown woman moved to tears by an old cartoon. Truly, we both know this powerful message from Mr. Schulz touches many.
      Blessings to you, dear heart! ~Gina

  6. 
    Jeff Nguyen 12/25/2012 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you for the beauty you bring to our consciousness, if only our fearless leaders would watch more Peanuts the world would be a more peaceful place.

  7. 

    Yes if only we could ‘follow’ Linus today! Thanks for sharing your kindness through your comments. Love and Hugs for you, Gina