Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust
Ever since I was a little kid waiting with unbridled excitement for the annual airing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on TV, the above scene of Linus reciting the Gospel story of Jesus' birth has been a favorite (even before I knew what a Gospel was). So, today, to suddenly get some new and profound insight into this old scene was like a Christmas bonus.
Over on Facebook, Jesuit Father James Martin wrote this:
Yesterday on The Washington Post chat a reader mentioned something beautiful that I had never noticed: When Linus recites the story of the Nativity in "A Charlie Brown Christmas," he unexpectedly drops his security blanket. With the Word of God he has no need for any other security.
It's true. Watch for yourself. As if I needed any more reasons to love this Christmas special. Thanks, Father Martin. And Charles M. Schulz