Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day!

I once heard a priest give a homily in which he referenced the movie "Groundhog Day". It was near the beginning of Lent, and he posed this question: are we content to 'live the same day' over and over, committing the same sins, or are we resolved to use the penitential season to effect real change in our lives - to wake up to a really new day?

Everyone loves a good story of redemption. Here are some of my favorite scenes (and my favorite Ray Charles song) from one of my favorite movies.

Mrs. P. weighs in: I love this movie too. Here's an interesting tidbit of info (or geeky trivia, as the case may be). It's been estimated that in order to learn everything he had to learn in the film, Bill Murray's character would have been stuck in the repeating Groundhog Day loop for (wait for it) about 34 years. No wonder he tried to kill himself so many times. It should give those of us who believe in Purgatory food for thought...

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