A New Familiar Story Comin' to Town

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Posted by Lisa Arnold

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We start by the narrator saying the best place to start is the beginning: when Santa was a baby.

A baby? How incredulous!

First, when Burgermeister Meisterburger heard of him, he ordered to get rid of the "brat".  In the process of removing him, there was immediate trouble but the babe was whisked away and cared for by a loving family. As he grew in wisdom and stature, he was taught to strive for quality… worthy of a King.

Years go by and he is filled to overflowing to share love. Now a man, he is strong and ready to face any obstacles.  He finds opposition is great and many burdened by daily duties, especially the children he cherishes – working hard to gain acceptance. “That’s the only way they judge you around here, by how many chores you do and how clean your stockings are”, they grumble. 

“Don’t you cry” he explains, “I’ve come to town!” He proceeds to share gifts of love which are not accepted by all.  He challenges threats of other’s imprisonment by taking blame and instead is told he is a rebel and a non-conformist and an outlaw. Traps are set to catch him yet he melts the heart of one who mocks him, now responding “If I want to change the reflection I see in the mirror each morn, you mean that it's just my election? To vote for a chance to be reborn?”

Finally locked up and sent away for good, when Burgermeister thought it was over, you hear Jessica say “Today is not the end. It’s only the beginning.”

And so it was. There was an escape. Time went on and people grew to accept the gift of profound love dedicated on one night.

The narrator finishes by explaining [Santa] is not an outlaw anymore but there are “poor, misguided folks. They missed the whole point. Lot’s of unhappiness? Maybe so. But doesn’t [Santa] take a little bit of that unhappiness away? Doesn’t a smile on Christmas morning scratch out a tear cried on a sadder day? Not much maybe. But what would happen if we all tried to be like [Santa] and learned to give as only he can give: of ourselves, our talents, our love, and our hearts? Maybe we could all learn [Santa’s] beautiful lesson and maybe there would finally be peace on Earth and good will toward men.”  

Hmmmm…seems to me this story is vaguely familiar…no? 




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