One of my favorite stories is  “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, which you remember is all about Ebenezer Scrooge, the mean baker who hoards all his money and goes around saying, “Bah Humbug!”

On Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas future. Then he wakes up on Christmas morning and finds out he is been given a second chance. He buys the biggest turkey for Bob Crachett and Tiny Tim, reconciles with his family, serves everyone, and loves everyone for the rest of his life. It’s such a great story because he wakes up on Christmas and decides to spend his life consciously loving and serving others, to live everyday as if it were Christmas, loving and serving Christ in everyone.

I hope we can all live every day as if it’s Christmas and be like the reformed Scrooge, loving and serving others in honor of Jesus.images