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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

by Matthew Welsh, Esq.

It’s a Wonderful Life is a timeless movie that continues to touch people’s heart and soul year after year with its message of love. Many movie critics ripped it apart when it was released. But, it is arguably the most successful movie ever made.

The director of the film, Frank Capra, believed in the inherent goodness of life and humanity. This was not easy considering his career as a filmmaker took place during the Depression and World War II. His belief that people are basically good inspires hope.

Another valuable message of his film is the importance of the love between family and friends, both seen and unseen. During George Bailey’s (James Stewart) dark night of the soul, he looks over a bridge and contemplates suicide. At that moment a guardian angel in training, Clarence, enters into his life.

This reminds us that in our darkest hour, the power of love — even from sources unknown to us — is transformative and can bring us out of our moments of despair.

 

 

Reprinted from Matthew Welsh’s Spiritual Media Blog Newsletter. For more information, please visit Spiritual Media Blog.

Matthew Welsh, Esq.

About Matthew Welsh, Esq.

While working in Hollywood for the William Morris Agency, Matthew realized that inspirational and spiritual entertainment was not getting the attention it deserved. This drove him to create Spiritual Media Blog, a website that features reviews, interviews and articles for emerging conscious entertainment in movies, books, television, music and new media. Currently, Matthew is getting a PhD in Counseling Psychology.

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