Mr Grinch’s Epiphany

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,

stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?

It came without ribbons. It came without tags.

It came without packages, boxes or bags.

And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore.

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.

What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” – Dr. Seuss

Quite honestly, I never really paid much attention to the machinations of Mr. Grinch’s thinking processes until I saw the above quoted paragraph recently and shared it on Facebook.  My impression had always been that Grinch was something of a curmudgeonly character who was a nasty cartoon counterpart to old Mr. Scrooge.  I wonder now, if Mr. Grinch might have had an epiphany in which, similar to Ebenezer Scrooge, he was caused to see Christmas from an entirely new perspective. 

He was given without ribbon or tags.

There were no packages, boxes or bags. 

Only a stable both rude and bare.

But the Christmas Gift was given there.

Given with more than me in mind

Given to be Savior of all mankind.

“You shall call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins.”