It’s a Wonderful life
We all know the story of George Bailey in the Wonderful Life. Clarence the Angel made him realize how important his life was by showing him how the future would have been affected if he had never been born. The movie ends with George and his family celebrating Christmas. But we never know what happens in George’s future. We all presume George had a great life. But would there still be doubt in George about his future? Would his loan company survive? Would the evil banker continue to interrupt Georges’ plans? Would Clarence’s success prevent George from taking his life in the future? But what would have happened if Clarence had shown George his future. George would have seen the success of his loan customers, the success of his loan company, the fame of his brother, and happiness of his family. This view of the future would have definitely stopped any notion of his suicidal thoughts in the future. What if God gives us a glimpse of our future?
In my past blogs, I have often discussed God’s guidance mostly in terms of illness and disorders of the body, reflecting the evils (greed, arrogance, and self love) in our minds. But what if, we have no evils (greed and arrogance) in our minds like the fictional character George? God also gives us guidance when using our minds in a positive manner. This guidance confirms our positive mental spirit. These positive signs that God gives us may be good health, prosperity, and happiness of mind. For example, when obstacles occur in our lives, if we are using our minds appropriately, God may bless us so we can easily overcome these obstacles! So we must be attentive to whatever happens. God may be guiding us by giving a glimpse of the future, so we can live a “wonderful life”.
“Evil sweeping, save us please, Universal Saving God”