I love the movie A Christmas Carol. The one with George C. Scott, thank you very much. The only thing better than George C. Scott playing the role of a cynical, bitter, miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge, is George C. Scott playing a redeemed, enthusiastic, and giving Ebeneezer Scrooge.
It is an interesting picture of redemption, isn't it? Scrooge's redemption came about because of his being faced with his own evil and repenting of it. The change that occurred was marked by a radical shift in his focus and his spirit. Because of the change that had happened, he became a joyful, caring and very generous person. He did not change his behavior in order to obtain that redemption; the change in behavior was an outward sign of that inward change.
My pastor frequently reminds me that all metaphors break down at some point, so I am not going to belabor this one any further. No, I am just going to go and enjoy the movie and spoil Mr. Marvelous a little more until he feels better.
Have a wonderful evening!