The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas
One of America’s favorite movies is all about Christmas. “It’s a Wonderful Life” ends on Christmas night, but that is almost incidental. More importantly, the movie relates the message of this season. It reflects what today’s gospel and first reading teach more clearly. The Word of God has come as light in darkness, as good amid evil. The darkness has tried to quench the light, but it is banished.