Attending Act Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol on Friday with my daughter’s fourth grade class, I was pleasantly reminded of the wisdom held in this Dicken’s classic.
Most of us know the story: grumpy old man gets transformed after being visited on Christmas Eve by his dead business partner and three Christmas Spirits.
The Ghost of Christmas Future is the darkest character of them all, covered in a faceless cloak, revealing a grim future for Ebenezer Scrooge. Thankfully it isn’t too late for the grumpy old man. He is given another chance to change his ways, alter his actions.
He finds forgiveness in his heart for the past. He opens his eyes and sees the light in his world. The light that already exists, he just had to step out of the way to see it.
Thank you Charles Dickens, thank you Ebenezer Scrooge. I too just need to move aside to let the light in on the days I act like a grumpy old man.
by J.G. McGlothern