Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Skating - CB Part Three

So good old blockhead Charlie Brown has admitted his depression, and is on the search through it to the other side.

Which brings up reason #3 as to why A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is the best holiday special ever.

Charlie does some good exploration.

He could choose to just sit and moan (or “share the truth in love” – thanks Omar) and feel sorry for himself – but instead he seeks help.

Now Lucy may not be the wisest choice, but really, where can a five year old go to get psychiatric help for only a nickel?

(I see Lucy as being akin Job’s friends – trying to be helpful, but keep getting in their own way.)

And while Charles Schulz has some fun with the easy answers, he lets Lucy stumble upon a really good one:

Seek community.

“The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.” -GENESIS 2:18

Sure, there are times when you need a little space, or even a bit of “alone with G-d” time. Heck, the kid who’s birthday we close banks for sought a little alone time every morning.

But it isn’t good to be in life alone.

Seek community. Yeah, Lucy, maybe I could do with a little involvement.

Just my thoughts,


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