Monday, November 19, 2007

"My mother loved my brother better than me"

How would you like to be brother to a saint, and a very famous saint at that? That's the predicament in which the hapless Fred Claus finds himself. Fred's life is overshadowed by that of his righteous brother but through a series of unlikely circumstances everything comes full circle, and everyone wins.

"Fred Claus" is a cautionary tale of sibling rivalry inflamed by parental favoritism. There are some tender moments, good lessons, and a better ending than I had thought we were going to get. It was a Saturday afternoon brain break and a good way to kick off the "Season to be jolly."

In peace,

The Rev. Linda McCloud
Founding Pastor
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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