Little miracles

Miracles seem to come in different sizes. Some big, some little. But, if we look at all the little miracles, do they add up to a big one?

It’s the many little miracles in the 1947 film, The Bishop’s Wife, staring Cary Grant, David Niven, and Loretta Young, that bring meaning.

A Bishop, played by Niven, is troubled by an obsession to fund the building of a new cathedral. He prays for guidance and an angel by the name of Dudley, played by Grant, appears.

The miracle wasn’t a funded and built cathedral, but spiritual guidance that influenced the Bishop, his wife, and the people around them. They were influenced to treat themselves and others better.

At one point, Dudley, the Bishop’s wife, and a taxi cab driver went ice-skating. With a little angelic miracle working, everyone ice-skated, heavenly.

Afterward, the taxi cab driver thanked the couple for including him and said, “You restored my faith in the human soul.”

Restored faith in goodness and humanity is a big miracle.

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