Ten Grinches Plus Two!

The word was made flesh, He lived among us

John 1:14
Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalms 98:1-6; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18

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Christmas Day, C

I know there is something about the much beloved Dr. Seuss’ Christmas parable that invokes such wonderful memories for so many. I want to remind the younger ones that there was a time — way back in the ancient past when you couldn’t download or stream or play “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on an endless loop. No, it came but once a year when children everywhere waited in great anticipation for the evening they could gather ‘round the old television, mesmerized by the Grinch’s antics. So just in case you missed it this year, permit me to read from my favorite part of the story:

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought,…

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