According to ZuZu Bailey in Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”
Not exactly biblical, but everyone enjoys a sentimental film at Christmas and no-one takes it very seriously – although these days, perhaps some do.
Here is the contemporary equivalent from the Green Team at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Uxbridge; as is the case with much that is modern, twice as silly and four times as superstitious as the original.
The Green Team at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Uxbridge, Ont. rang their church bell 350 times as part of the 350.org climate change campaign on Oct. 24. The team was part of an international demonstration involving 182 nations. The goal: send a message to world leaders about the need for action on global warming. “CO2 in the atmosphere has to be reduced to less than 350 parts per million and quickly, if we are to save many life forms on this planet, including ourselves,” said the team in a press release issued today. “The holy spirit was working throughout the world this past weekend, we won’t fail.”