I’m sure we all continue to miss Charles Schulz and the wonderful messages he taught through his characters in Peanuts.  There is an old Peanuts strip that shows Charlie Brown and Schroeder walking and in a deep discussion.  Schroeder asks, “Is Snoopy a hunting dog?”  “I guess he is in a way,” says Charlie Brown.  Schroeder then asks, “What does he hunt, animals or birds?”  “Neither,” says Charlie, “What he hunts for mostly is an easier way of life.”  We may all be tempted to join that hunt.  Maybe we ought to hunt for a more fulfilling way of life.

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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.