I love Abraham Simpson
I have a favorite Simpson’s Christmas episode. It’s from just a few years ago, and it is called “Holidays of Future Passed” In the episode, Maggie Simpson has a baby.
And Grandpa Abe Simpson has a great line.
“If there’s one day a year to give unwed mothers a break, it’s Christmas.”
I love the line – and the sentiment behind the line. Just show some love.
In this week’s Bible reading from Luke 1:26-38, the angel told Mary not to be afraid.
She was afraid.
She was in trouble. And regardless of her circumstances and why she was in them, she needed a break.
If the Mary scenario were to play out today, too many people who claim to follow Jesus would look at Mary and shame her. Unacceptable.
I wish everyone would take off their “look at how holy I am” masks and just simply show some love.
And I would love to put a Grandpa Simpson ornament, or ornament looking figure,on my Christmas tree.