The cure to Black Friday’s chaos

So, you know I was blogging about Black Friday, not too long ago.  I saw a picture on Facebook that really drove it all home.

When did we become so obsessed with material things, that it’s more important than God?  People will get up in the middle of the night, stand in line, & wait as long as they have to for a deal.  Those same people won’t wake up in time on a Sunday morning to worship God.  We have it all backwards.  People tend to put so much emphasis on what they can buy & possess, that they miss the point all together.  How many people have you seen with a U-Haul behind a hearse?  We can’t take it with us.  However, we will give up our families, our friends, God, or whatever gets in our way, to have worldly objects.

When we are sick, do we depend on a new car to take care of us?  Does it make a difference to our house if we had an awful day?  What about the property that we own?  If we get bad news back from the doctor, can it help us?  All of that may sound silly, but this is where many people put their love & attention. They treat these things sometimes as being more important to them than their family & friends. We need our family & friends.  If you don’t believe it, see if you can get you new big screen t.v. to bring you gas, when your car runs out- on the side of the road.

However, to have loved ones, you have to love others.  If you don’t, you have a long tough way ahead of you.  I love to hear the story about my great father watching a long a funeral procession pass by.  My Dad said to him, “That man had a lot of friends.”  In which his grandfather replied, “ Well, son, he was just a friend to a lot of people.”

Jesus said in, John 15:12  “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

Love for each other is the most important thing in the world.  I pray that we all can show love to others this week.  I am so glad you stopped by & visited with me. It makes me immensely happy!  I have to be going now, because I should be washing clothes….

Side note- Just so you know, I am not bashing all Black Friday shoppers.  The extreme parts of it, well, are just a little unnecessary.

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2 thoughts on “The cure to Black Friday’s chaos

  1. Love this…I wandered around a few stores on Friday morning because I was worried I might miss something if I stayed home. There were so many people rushing around, grabbing things and forgetting to smile, though, that it kind of ruined the whole spirit of gift giving for me. I left empty handed, but grateful that there wasn’t anything I needed badly enough to justify Combat Shopping. I’m not sure I’ll be ready for Christmas or that my kids will get everything on their lists this year, but I’m forcing myself to just breathe and remember the whole reason we celebrate Christmas in the first place. Thanks for the reminder that people come first, and STUFF should be way at the bottom of that priority list.

    • You were spot on with that comment! Family 1st, & stuff way down on the list. If everyone had that attitude, it would be a nicer world to live in. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I always love hearing from you.

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