And checking it twice,
Gonna find out
Who’s naughty and nice.
Santa Claus is coming to town
He knows when you’re awake
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake
Our American obsession with Santa Claus around Christmas has ruined the Biblical Christmas story. Parents use Santa (and now his Elf-on-the-Shelf side-kick) as a parental control system. Looking for something to motivate good behavior from our children, we set up this external authority figure who has the power to dole out toys or coal based upon their behavior.
There is a war going on within our souls. One of naughtiness and niceness. Depravity and Dignity. Despair and Delight.
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.