When I was small, I believed in Santa Claus. I was told that Santa Claus sees everything that we do, from the good stuff to the bad stuff. I was often fearful at Christmas to find what I had under the Christmas tree. I usually don’t think of Christmas until November, but yesterday upon seeing John McCain’s eulogies, and the news stories of the sex abuse in the Catholic diocese, I began to see a similarity between God and Santa Claus. Let me explain.
Like my childhood memories of Santa Claus, I believe God sees our every action. This is opposite the philosophy that we can get away with evil as long as no one sees us doing it, like what is happening to the Catholic Church and what is happening in our government. A little greed here, and a little take away there, the thought is that we will not be punished as long as we hide our actions from the public. We can say all the good things about a bad person, or bad things about a good person, but even the best eulogies will not affect the outcome of God’s plan for their soul.
I believe God sees our souls that stores our every actions and thoughts. The judgment of people is fraught with bias and error due to the contamination of evil in their minds; therefore right and wrong is sometimes difficult to distinguish in our daily lives. It is our souls that God will distinguish to either punish or reward us. This is why we should all believe in Santa Claus of our childhood!