Nothing But Sincerity...As Far As the Eye Can See
We watched It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown tonight. Anabel remembers it from last year. Eliza says she does, but I have my doubts. It's amazing to see that Charlie Brown still holds kids absolutely spellbound. I think the girls enjoyed it almost as much as Jill and I did. The best part is when the kids are going trick or treating.
Kid #1: "I got a popcorn ball."
Kid #2: "I got a pack of gum."
Charlie Brown: "I got a rock."
Anabel laughed every single time.
But the most touching part to me -- and the part I'd forgotten about to be honest -- was Linus in the pumpkin patch pleading his case for the existence of the Great Pumpkin. Linus is the smart one -- the well-read one. It's uncharacteristic of him to be duped by this.
The most heartbreaking part is when he has a brief moment of doubt. At least, he thinks he does. He says, "If the Great Pumpkin comes, I'll still put in a good word for you. Oh, no! I said, 'If....' One slip like that could make the Great Pumpkin pass you by!"
It's a good thing Christians know the difference between God and the Great Pumpkin.