Good v Evil — Focus on the Good

Big Red Car here on a lazy Sunday morning. Up too late last night with the house sitter. Do not tell The Boss or my new paint job may be at risk.

The Boss says that what we think about, we talk about. You know where this is going, right?

What we talk about, we act upon. What we act upon defines our character and our lives are driven by our character.

Whew!

Last night in Steamboat Springs The Boss enjoyed a night of Christmas carols at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. St Paul did not take a vow of poverty and tickets were twenty dollars each. It was worth it.

Let’s focus on the good in the world. This evening was one of the nicest interludes of Christmas joy in decades. Fabulous!

It was fabulous not just in the purity of the songs but in the faces of the people — dressed in their tuxedos and gowns. In the songs themselves. In the celebration of the season and the birth of Jesus Christ. In what it means to hopeful Christians to the optimism of their faith.

We need to be vigilant. We need to watch the evil in the world.

We need to celebrate goodness and not give in to the evil. This Christmas, sing a Christmas carol. Do a good deed. Be kind to yourself. Let the good within — for a few days — overwhelm the evil. Let good triumph over evil in your mind.

Then, talk about it. Let those words drive your actions. Let those actions define your character and let the goodness of your character be your life.

Merry Christmas!

But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I’m just a big Red Car. Tonight, we drive around with the top down and Christmas carols on the radio. Do you know that I have a great sound system? And, you — be good to yourself.

  • sigmaalgebra

    For Christmas, a musical offering:

    Anna Moffo, Bach/Gounod, Ave Maria

    Renata Tebaldi, Melichar / Schubert, Mille cherubini in coro

    Barbara Bonney, Franz Schubert, Ave Maria

    Die Wiener Sängerknaben, Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Franz Mohr, Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht (apparently a lot of distortion from an old vinyl recording)

    Luciano Pavarotti, A Christmas Special, Natale a Notre-Dame, Montreal, 1978

    Luciano Pavarotti, Charlotte Church, Celine Dion, Oh Holy Night

    Choir of King’s College, Cambridge Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir David Willcocks, Bach, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

  • Merry Christmas!

    • JLM

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      To all of us and Happy Holidays! May the goodness and joy of Christmas of our blessed holidays of all faiths overwhelm and suffocate evil in the New Year. And may the 82nd ABN Div be the instrument of that suffocation.

      BRC
      http://www.themusingsofthebigredcar.com

  • Tom Sullivan

    Merry Christmas. Finding your blog has been a huge gift this year!