The ordinary courage of Charlie Brown

Faith takes courage. Sometimes that courage rises to the level of the heroic, but other times -- most of the time, really -- it's the little displays that make the difference.When Peanuts creator Charles "Sparky" Schulz was given the opportunity to create his now-famous A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965, he decided to include a brief scene in which Linus explains the meaning of Christmas to Charlie Brown by reciting the Nativity story from the Gospel of Luke.The backstory on this moment … [Read more...]