Black Friday is so ironic. We spend a whole day (theoretically) being thankful for our many blessings and then top it off with a mad dash to appease retailers who are selling us things we don’t need and probably, truth be told a year from now, don’t even want. We go from singing:
Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home.
to a chant of “Buy! Buy! Buy! More! More! More!”…..
Now, don’t get me wrong, I like stuff. I like some stuff a LOT. But I’ve always tried to live by the mantra, “Love People, Use Things”. In this way, having ALS has made me rich. I don’t have many things (my computer is on the list of “stuff” that I really, really, but this list is short) but I have lots and lots of people to love!
I saw this amazing post today with a Black Friday Prayer that I had to share! Please, share it with others. Unlike money, love multiplies when you give it away.