Happy Christmas 2010
For some it is the most wonderful time of the year and for others the most stressful. Then there are others who just don't care. But we'll let them be that way.
It can be like the Frank Capra film It's A Wonderful Life- life events and circumstances can dictate who we are, what we are worth until we just want to escape the pressures that life presents.
It was fortunate that George did have Clarence- somebody who can look from the outside. Without the whole bridge and "George never existed" scenes, it would we a sad, sad film.
So what am I getting at?
We are not living for ourselves.
Just at its simplest Christmastime invites goodwill and peace to break out at least once a year. That's the magic of Christmas and how even if ones do not recognize the bigger thing which Christmas commemorates (Christ coming to the earth to die in order to free us.), it harmonizes and even points subtly to it. We just overlook it either because we don't care or do not know. George was fortunate, an angel was able to show him the bigger picture.