'Charles Dickens' Tagged Posts

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LIFE IN THE LIGHT OF MORNING

“It was the best of times and it was the worst of times,” is the way Charles Dickens began his novel, Tale Of Two Cities.   Paul would have said the same about his times.  In our epistle lesson from Romans 13, he says:  “The night is almost over, and the day is drawing near.” The times are dark with judgment…like the night. The times are bright with promise…like the day. We would have to say the same about our own…

LIGHT ON THE PATH

Today, with Christ’s own words about the end of all things earthly, we conclude our journey through The Gospel According To St. Luke.  (We covered chapters 22-24 during the past Lenten and Easter season). Charles Dickens once wrote a little-known book for his children entitled The Life Of Our Lord.”  In it, as one fellow put it, Jesus comes off as a sweet, Victorian nanny who pats boys and girls on the head and says, “Now children, you must be…

“GREAT EXPECTATIONS”

In 1861 Charles Dickens wrote a novel called Great Expectations. It is, as the title indicates, about the great expectations or hopes of an orphan named “Pip” who hopes to grow up to become a wealthy English gentleman. The story is about what happens to those expectations. Remember the “great expectations” of your own youth? What did you want to become? What did you hope to accomplish? What did you hope to have? If you have grown a bit older…