I read of one pastor having a good cry each time it is Christmas or Easter.
Well, I have watched It's A Wonderful Life for the n-th time and once again according to my semi-religious Christmas tradition, I watched it for n+1. I do not know how many times I have seen this good heart movie but I never cried. I am serious, no kidding. I am not a crier.
Anyway, I just realized I was being teary when little boy George Bailey got slapped in the ear by Mr. Gower, that did me in and the missus saw what was happening. She called the visitors to see the show, me having a cry. I do not cry easy that is why she called them to the living room. So visitors and all, watched the film with me.
This George Bailey is a sweet guy, he is good natured. He is a gentleman. You can learn a lot from him, specially his love for reading, the way he denied himself for the sake of family and friends, the little people of Bedford Falls.
Now I have read people watching this film and they swear they cry every time. As far as I can recall, only this year did I cry.
Do you want to know why people cry when they watch this movie? Because deep down inside each and everyone of us longs to see what is beautiful, lovely and what is right, triumph once in a while. We want to see what is noble get to the top for once.
What do you think? Perhaps you can better articulate what I am saying. Give me some points. Could it be the imago dei in us?
A few things I can spot in this film worth learning is that we should
Remember no man is a failure who has friends.
Last of all, Bailey will teach you to say "Hee Haw".