I just read a very thoughtful and thought-provoking post, at a blog entitled Missio Dei, about Black Friday and “consumerism,” which I’d like to share with you–
Black Friday – A Prelude to Christmas
by Jonathon Brink
Today is Black Friday. It’s kind of an ironically appropriate name to the god of consumerism. Black Friday is a reference to today, which is the day after Thanksgiving and one of the biggest shopping days of the year. The term was coined by the press after the stress it causes people and was named after the Black Tuesday stock market crass of 1929. Niiice.
My wife and are deeply wrestling with Christmas this year. To be honest we don’t really want to participate. It has almost completely lost any semblance of meaning for us and we’re looking for alternatives….