This week audiences across the country were introduced to “The Man Who Invented Christmas!” A major film depicting Charles Dickens’ beloved novel, A Christmas Carol! This Christmas novel contains commentary on poverty and charity. Its protagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge, is threatened with an unhappy death unless he changes his ways.
And the novel ends with Tiny Tim’s words: “God bless us every one!” Dickens had great respect for the Bible, especially its account of the life of Jesus. In his work, “The Life of Our Lord,” he retells stories from the Gospels,” beginning: “My dear children, I am very anxious that you should know something about the history of Jesus. . .he was born a long, long time ago. . .at a place called Bethlehem."