Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Linus Van Pelt: I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.
Charlie Brown saw something in the little tree with just a few branches and drooping over.
Charlie Brown: I guess you were right, Linus. I shouldn't have picked this little tree. Everything I do turns into a disaster. I guess I really don't know what Christmas is all about.
[shouting in desperation]
Charlie Brown: Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?
Charlie Brown saw there was more to Christmas than lush everygreens decorated with shiney glass balls, icicles and twinkling lights. And he came to see that sometimes the least among us needs us more than we need to satisfy our image of perfection.
On this journey through advent, it is important to look to that which might not otherwise catch our eye. Surely we can appreciate all the lovely things of Christmas such as houses covered with brightly colored lights, frosted window panes, and the glow of fires in their hearths. But there are the lesser things that need our attention to realize their true beauty. That is the miracle of advent: to find those things and bring them into