There are several reasons why this Christmas Season may not be as “Merry” as past holiday seasons. In the recent months societies foundation has been shaken by a series of tragic events. The culmination of man-made travesties, natural disasters, and financial crisis may cause one to wonder if civilization is in a state of decline. Pondering whether or not humanity is “salvageable” may beg the second question of whether people can actually change to make a positive difference.
Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” is a wonderful novel to help answer these questions during this holiday season. The two major themes that relate to “New Stories/Old Book” revolve around Scrooges own transformation and the need for mankind to be generous and kind to one another. Read the rest of this entry