Often we allow ourselves to become discouraged, we become entangled by the things of this world and lose sight of what is important. This is a large part of why as a family we every year take time to pause from the hurriedness of life and sit and watch this wonderful movie classic. This movie for me is among a handful of my top movies of all time, for its message is quite powerful. I encourage you and your family to take time this Advent season to likewise pause and consider the dignity and importance of each of our lives and to remind ourselves that our lives are intended for something far beyond the trappings of the skeptical, secular world we live in. As our Saint for today, Saint John of the Cross reminds us, “Live in the world as if only God and your soul were in it; then your heart will never be made captive by any earthly thing.” This Advent may we take time to appreciate the importance of our life, and take time to embrace with enthusiasm our friends, neighbors and family, for it is indeed a “Wonderful life.” If you don't already have the movie, why not pick-up a copy and start a Christmas family tradition of your own, a family viewing of It's A Wonderful Life. Make a great day!
Today we recall the good life, gifts, and works of Saint John of the Cross.