After Christmas last year, I decided that during December this year I would read Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to my family. Somehow at my age I’ve never actually read the story, though I have enjoyed numerous television and movie takes at the classic Christmas story. My favorite is still the 1980’s George C. Scott Ebenezer Scrooge.
Dickens’ written tale is, perhaps surprisingly, a blatantly Christian story. It is a story of a conversion to a Christian worldview (though not as blatant as a modern evangelical gospel tract). Of course, our Hollywood and Disney takes on the conversion of Ebenezer leave out the Christian details, but it is obvious nonetheless in the book! Hear Jacob Marley’s lamentation of having a selfish heart when he lived as a human . . .
Why did I walk through crowds of fellow-beings with my eyes turned down, and never raise them to that blessed Star which led the Wise Men to a poor abode?
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