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We live in an age where the classics of literature are disappearing from academia, our libraries, and our collective consciousness. But that's the subject of some other blog.
Thankfully A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' timeless tale of renewal, still enjoys a strong place on our cultural radar screen, particularly of course at this time of year. After more than one hundred and sixty years it speaks with a simple clarity that we can see and hear TODAY. The characters of Scrooge, Cratchit, Marley, Fezziweg, and others come to life as they tell us the stories and sing us the songs of Dickens' 19th Century England.
But it is to the smallest and mightiest character in the story that we look this weekend:
"Merry Christmas - God Bless us every one".
Merry Christmas to you and yours.