Voices of Angels
I am a classic movie fan—especially at this time of the year. Once Thanksgiving comes, I take out my stash of old movies (now on DVD) and begin the process of savoring them. They never get stale, and I can still cry over many of them, despite the fact that I have seen them countless times.
Without a doubt, my two favorites are It’s a Wonderful Life and The Bishop’s Wife. In both of these movies, an angel provides enlightenment to the main characters. In It’s a Wonderful Life, Clarence is sent to earth to let George Bailey see what the world would have been like without him. George discovers the essence of what makes life worth living and Clarence earns his wings. In The Bishop’s Wife, Dudley is the answer to Bishop Henry Broughmam’s prayers. The Bishop needs to find some perspective in his ministry and in his personal life. The angel, Dudley, steps into Henry’s life to show him what he is missing and what God wants of him. (more…)