December 18, 2016
It is that wonderful time of year! A season of Peace, as season of Giving. And a season of kvetching about how commercial Christmas has become, yadda yadda yadda.
I don't need to point out that this year is pretty scary for lots of folks too. Seems like Peace on Earth is farther away than ever in some places.
So here's a thought to take with you as go through our varied winter holidays.
Santa Claus. That jolly old elf. You know the guy, the one who lives at the North Pole and spends all year making toys (or getting them on Amazon these days most likely!)
Once a year he gets in his sleigh and rides across the globe delivering gifts to all the (good) children of the world.
Hrmph, you say? I outgrew that belief YEARS ago thankyouverymuch. Bunch of nonsense. Not possible. Ridiculous.
So I say....AHA! But your argument is simply one of logistics. Nobody argues that the idea of someone DOING what Santa does is impossible or ridiculous. We have known of people in our lifetimes for whom doing good for as many as possible was simply a logistics problem.
Stop and think about that.
If the technology existed tomorrow to make Santa's Christmas Eve ride possible, would someone do it? Absolutely. People already do within the limits of their technology.
THAT is the world we live in. A world where Santa absolutely exists, many times over, generation to generation. And perhaps someday children will laugh at the silly people who believed that he wasn't real!