One of the most power and endearing scenes in the classic movie “Its a Wonderful Life” is where Mary and George bless one of their lending clients houses.
The scene underscores how central the little rickety savings and loan was to the lifeblood of Bedford Falls. It also cements the idea that the Baileys see that good business is business with a heart.
Most of us believe that movie was a quaint little memory of a time long ago.
But it isn't.
House blessings occur all the time.
In this day and age.
And right now, people who have for many years stood on the outside looking in, get to hear the words, potentially for the first time in their lives, “Welcome Home”.
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As we listened to the house blessing ceremony, I was transported through time, forwards and backwards, playing the scene from Wonderful Life simultaneously with “current time”.
Tingles went up and down my spine when I heard them say “Bread, so you may never know hunger…”
We spent the better part of the morning seeing the wonderful ministry of the MLF.org.
We'll be back again.
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