It’s a Wonderful Carol
Plot synopsis: A greedy man is visited by three ghosts, who persuade him to change his ways. A few years after his redemption, the formerly greedy man, feeling discouraged over the many trials that come with a redeemed life, is visited by yet another ghost who shows him what a wonderful life he has.
Putting all silliness aside, a combination of Dicken’s Christmas Carol and Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life would be an interesting picture of what many endure in the Christian life. After being redeemed, Christians are not guaranteed success, friends, or anything the world considers comfort. Christians do get discouraged. When discouragement happens, Christians should not be reminded how good they have been, or what contribution they have made to society (as was the case with George Bailey). Rather, Christians must remember who they are in Christ. He is the One who gives us our worth. The One living in us is the One who has overcome the world.
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