All The Noise Noise Noise NOISE!

Thursday, December 26, 2013 Posted by Debbie Legg

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I’m sure we all know by now, if there’s one thing The Grinch hates, it’s The Noise Noise Noise NOISE!

I am not a Grinch, but I also hate all The Noise Noise Noise NOISE! 

Not so much the noise from jing-tinglers and floo-floobers and tartinkas.  Not even from the clamor of arguing siblings or the deafening silence of a pouting teenager.

The noise I hate is the noise of my own heart.

It’s the noise of unmet expectations, of fear that they’re only pretending to like their gifts, of not putting as much emphasis on The Christ Child and My Fellow Man as I should.

Do you know what I have discovered silences The Noise Noise Noise NOISE?


Love covers over a multitude of unmet expectations.  Love keeps no record of who got the better gift, or the worst.  Love perseveres in the painfully slow transformation to selflessness.   

And this Love is always with us, even through all the noise of Christmas.  We just have to take some time to be still and quiet, then pray and LISTEN.

Love isn’t hard to hear when you’re listening for it.

Wait!  What’s that?  Do you hear what I hear?

Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. ~Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby

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