Throughout the story of Peanuts, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally and others all work to no avail to separate Linus from his blanket. And even though his security blanket remains a major source of ridicule for the otherwise mature and thoughtful Linus, he simply refuses to give it up.
Perhaps when you hear the words of Luke, chapter 2, you think of the moment in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” where Linus quotes the words of the Christmas story. But, I want you to notice something about this TV cartoon that you may never have noticed before. In the middle of quoting this Bible passage about the birth of Jesus, Linus drops his blanket.