Yesterday an angry lady called the station with a complaint Or, in her words, her “annual complaint”. Which means she complains about this annually. It seems we played “Walking in a Winter Wonderland,” a song that clearly is not about Jesus.
Jesus chose to hang out with hookers and thieves instead of those who considered themselves “holy” and now I’m starting to see why. “Holy” people are a downer.
Are we as Christians no longer allowed to enjoy winter, snow, or songs about winter and snow because they don’t have the word “Jesus” in them? Yikes. Forgive me for enjoying, you know, what God created (in this case, a winter wonderland).
Maybe it’s just me, but it seems there are issues in the world that need our attention a lot more urgently than the fact that a Christian radio station played “Winter Wonderland” a few weeks before Christmas. You should definitely reconsider how you’re expending your energy. In fact, I would hope to think that if you’re going to accept the role as Super Christian and change the world and make it a better place, Christmas Carols would be at the bottom of your list. Or at least beneath things like starving children, struggling single parents, or disabled Vets who need a hand.
Or maybe I have it wrong. Maybe you’ve already single-handedly managed to solve all of those troubles that society faces and you have reached the bottom of your list and it’s time to give the radio station what-for.
Oh, and did I mention the fact that when this Grinch (forgive my non-Biblical Christmas reference) called with her complaint, she started off the call by saying she doesn’t celebrate Christmas? So we’re horrible people for spreading Christmas cheer and in the meantime she’s sitting pretty because she refuses to celebrate the birth of her Savior.
That makes sense.
I don’t know. Am I off on this one? I just can’t fathom a mindset where this [a Christmas carol] is an actual issue that needs so desperately to be addressed. I don’t know who that lady is or if she’ll ever read this but on the off-chance she does, I have a message for her:
I don’t want to say it’s people like you who give Christians a bad name, but it’s people like you who give Christians a bad name. It’s time to unclench.