Thursday, December 18, 2008
A Christmas Carol - 1951
I grew up on this version and the 1938 version. Both so very, very good. Heartwarming! Although this film does not come out and say the true meaning of Christmas is in Christ, it truly does share the spirit of Christmas This year as money is tight and the economy is struggling, don't forget the ones in need. As it is snowing out my window this morning, my heart turns to those that live on the streets. They need blankets and warm food. There are families losing their homes and without work this Christmas. I hope that as you prepare for your festivities, you will find the time to help teach your children that there are others with needs out there and help them to reach out and give as you can to others. It isn't about bikes, and toys, and Wiis and gifts. Christmas to me is about family and friends, about sharing the love of Christ thru the giving of money or gifts or food to others in need. Who can you think of that needs the gift of you this Christmas? The family down the street silently struggling with their finances? What about reaching out to the elder without family close by but a mind full of memories of Christmas' past. A single mom, a single dad, needing friendship and encouragement. perhaps an elderly person that has recently lost their spouse. It doesn't take much looking around to find someone in need. And it doesn't have to cost you your life savings. It just costs you some time and effort. Perhaps you yourself are struggling this Christmas. Consider this a special time to show your family that Christmas doesn't have to be about spending lots of money and getting lots of gifts. Think of creative and fun, simple ways to bring the spirit of Christmas into your home. You might be surprised just what a special blessing it is to all!