I try to read A Christmas Carol this time every year 🎄 to glean its lessons anew. Ebenezer Scrooge is a nice little annual kick in the butt!
This year, Marley’s ghost and his minions especially spoke out to me. 👻
The misery with them all was, clearly, that they sought to interfere, for good, in human matters, and had lost the power for ever.
The story is not just about being a better person and having some heart, but is also about the pain of regret: failing to impact the world for the better while you have the chance.
No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused.
I definitely recommend the Patrick Stewart reading of this book. He brings out the urgency and freshness of it, even though the book is nearly 200 years old!