I am watching It’s A Wonderful Life with Matt, wrapping Christmas presents while the kids are out. One  of my favorite scenes in the movie is when George and Mary walk home from the prom.

George Bailey: What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.

Mary: I’ll take it. Then what?

George Bailey: Well, then you can swallow it, and it’ll all dissolve, see… and the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair…

I often think of George’s words about the Moon when I receive the Eucharist.  Dissolving and filling me with light. The Holy Spirit.  And I pray that I can be his hands and feet on Earth — his light shooting out of my fingertips and toes.

You want the moon, Mary?  I’ll take it. . . . Then what.

Now back to the movie. . .

Merry Christmas you old Building and Loan.

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