My Black Friday Prayer

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.


This Christmas help us to spend less money…
But more time.

Let us not give to those who expect…
But rather to those who need.

Let us not buy presents…
But rather be Your presence,
to a world lost and dying.

Let us incarnate You.

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