Scrooge’s New Vision

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


The word Scrooge, to us, means a miser. Of course, it's from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. You remember: Bob Cratchit's mean and miserly boss is Ebenezer Scrooge. His bah, humbug! drains the joy around him. Then, on Christmas Eve, three spirits show Scrooge the tragic effects of his life.

Scrooge's new vision leads him to Bob Cratchit's crippled son, Tiny Tim, who has almost nothing. Yet in the boy, Old Scrooge sees the riches of love and generosity.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Near the end of A Christmas Carol, as a New Scrooge walks through town, Dickens writes: "He had never dreamed . . . that anything could give him so much happiness."

This Christmas, let the Child lead you . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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