I love the Christmas season and many of the things that come along with it, like the music, the decorations, and the movies.
When it comes to the movies though I like the classics; Miracle on 34th Street, It’s A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, among others. My wife on the other hand – well, she likes those too but she also can spend countless hours watching those awful, made-for-tv, Lifetime & Hallmark channel holiday movies. I often watch them with her, half-heartedly, playing on the laptop or Kindle. (I mean, those green pigs aren’t going to knock themselves over, are they?)
We watched one this weekend on GMC called “Christmas Angel” – and while I am certainly not implying that it was “good”, or that a movie starring Teri Polo, Della Reese, & Kevin Sorbo is fine cinema in any way, shape, or form – it did teach a moderately important lesson.
The lesson was that watching absolutely anything other than Lindsay Lohan in “Liz & Dick” was probably a good idea.
(Just kidding… kind of.)
No, the lesson was not so much stated outright as it was implied – and maybe I read too much into it – but it’s something that I strongly believe. The lesson I took from it was that maybe we should spend less time looking for angels or praying for miracles, and more time BEING angels; HELPING those in need, PUTTING our hands & feet where our mouths are, FEEDING the hungry, CLOTHING the naked… BEING the change we want to see in this world!
Don’t get me wrong – praying for miracles has its place. But sometimes we need to get off of our rumps and do those things that we can take care of ourselves. Sometimes we can be the answer to other’s prayers just by putting out the effort.
But that’s just my opinion.