In Brightest Day: The Grinch

Who doesn’t love the evil Mr. Grinch? His demeanor and attitude can make a child flinch.

But shouldn’t it worry us that Mr. Grinch is such a drake? He’s trying to steal Christmas, for goodness sake.

Grinch[1]It’s sad, truly, that the Grinch is so mean. He’s going into Whoville, causing a scene by stealing Christmas from Who-girls and Who-boys. Taking their candy, stealing their toys.

Why so much anger in the poor green man? What made him such of a hating Who-fan?

Could it be that he was a Who? Born to a family who didn’t know what to do. Surprised by their green little son. Afraid that this child meant their careers would be done?

So Grinch is sent up the mountain with his little dog, Max. Unable to be happy, feel joy, or relax.

If Christmas is so happy for his former home, wouldn’t he want to destroy Christmas, make Whoville atone?

Let’s be honest, okay. Let’s be perfectly sure. Christmas for the Grinch could make his small heart sore.

If he thinks Christmas represents Whoville’s greed, destroying the holiday would be the revenge Grinch did need.

But when he learned that Christmas meant “just a little bit more,” it showed him the love he hadn’t seen before. His heart would grow, and with it his joy. He could learn to feel love, not the need to destroy.

So as he comes down the mountain, his soul is freed. No longer filled with anger; now love is his need.

This is pure speculation, yes I am sure. That much pain—it’s a lot to endure. It could be the Grinch is just a mean sinner. But it would give a new meaning to that Christmas dinner.