A Christmas Carol, Luigi Taparelli, economics, and almsgiving
For maybe a few weeks or so during the Advent and Christmas seasons and into the New Year, many people take Charles Dickens’ message in A Christmas Carol to heart. It’s a good message.
Dickens’ neatly sums up his message to the world when Ebenezer Scrooge says to Marley’s ghost, “you were a good businessman,” and Marley’s ghost replies, “Mankind should have been my business.”
Unfortunately for many of us, all too soon Christmas is over and it’s back to the daily grind. The message begins to lose its importance. By the end of January, for far too many, the message has