Nate said that I should do my blog post this morning about monkeys.
“And a little child shall lead them….”
I told him I’d do the post about monkeys….and I keep my promises.
Here’s a Christmas video featuring some snow monkeys.
(Actually….a PS 2/22/2015….the video with the snow monkeys and the nice Christmas music was deleted by YouTube….but the monkeys looked like this….in their warm bath on a snowy day….)
What the heck?!
What do monkeys have to do with Christmas?
But, wait….what doesn’t have something to do with Christmas?
What wasn’t affected by the Christmas story?
We don’t think of monkeys very often when it comes to the Christmas story….but they have more to do with Christmas than a bunch of shoppers fighting it out on Black Friday.
Our Christmas isn’t only about the mad rush to satisfy some need to ….satisfy some need.
A monkey in the snow has more of the real spirit of Christmas than someone with a full shopping cart and an already maxed out credit card….frantically grabbing something that might make someone else happy for a while.
I don’t know what a monkey thinks about….but I know what I think about….and a monkey couldn’t be any farther away from the real spirit of Christmas than I get sometimes.
A monkey has a better chance of knowing than I do….sometimes…..and I’M A MAN….WITH DOMINION….SMARTER THAN A MONKEY!!
I miss some things…..I do remember what Christmas and the miracle is all about….I just get caught up in all the distractions like everyone else seems to do.
Nate told me that this morning it was all about monkeys.
And having my blog post be all about monkeys seemed kind of crazy.
Christmas monkeys…..crazy Christmas monkeys.
But not any weirder than what we’ve turned Christmas into.
Go, you little snow monkeys with your zenlike appreciation of a miracle, go….you’ve got it going on, little monkeys.
You’ve got it going on, Christmas monkeys.