Has Your Team Been Naughty or Nice?

Well, all of Philly can answer that question in unison (NOT NICE!), and so can Giants and Redskins fans as well. As for the Cowboys and all of the other NFL teams headed for the playoffs, they certainly have played “nice” and have played their way into the playoffs. My Eagles played their way OUT of the playoffs, and an off-season of second guessing and (hopefully) first round picking lies ahead.

What about you? Have YOU been naughty or have you been nice? That goes for doing and thinking. Have you played your way out of some things? There’s no middle ground when it comes to Santa’s sacred selection: you’re either naughty or nice; you’re either bad or benevolent; you’re either disobedient or deferential; you’re either complicit in the madness or a giver of gladness.

Being naughty or nice is a choice. I was taught that you’re either a part of the problem or a part of the solution. Period. There’s no standing on the sidelines or riding the fence when it comes to spiritual things.

So, with all of the racial unrest around us, we all better watch out. We don’t need to cry and we don’t need to pout. We need to be solution oriented. We need to be responsive and not reactionary. We know and believe that we have the answer for the world to today. The Love of God is the strongest force in the universe. And the love of God has been demonstrated in one special way. And His name is Jesus.

So, even if your team hasn’t been nice this year, there are more important things than football in particular and sports in general. It’s more important to seek peace than to seek revenge. It’s more important to resolve to love than to resort to hate. We all need to be good for goodness sake.

And so this Christmas, let’s remember that goodness only comes from God. Even more so than Santa, God is checking His list, and He’s checking it twice; He’s checking to see who’s been naughty or nice.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He’s making a list
And checking it twice
Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you’re sleeping
He knows when you’re awake
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!

O! You better watch out!
You better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town

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