Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. A time to think of all the things we have to be grateful for in our lives. A chance to eat together - to eat a little bit more than would be medically advised. All in all, an opportunity - if I may keep this simple - to give thanks! And then comes the day after.....
What on God's earth has happened to us? Right now, as I sit here plotting out my study time for the day, there are people all over this great nation who are mapping out their tactical plan for the invasion of Walmart and Best Buy, who are (ironically) baiting and luring them in like zombies. And every morsel of reason at the root of this mayhem is the distorted understanding of what Christmas is all about. As the Day of Destruction & Debt approaches I encourage you to rethink WHAT the heck you're doing and WHY you're doing it.
Christmas is about the birth of Christ. How would you feel if - on your birthday - people all over the world trampled each other, spent money they didn't have, and significantly raised their stress level and blood pressure...all for the sake of buying more crap that they didn't really need?
Are you a Christ-follower? If so, why would you continue to foster and nurture the idea in your children that Christmas is about THEM and a ginormous list of things they WANT? Is it not time to STOP the insanity?
Before you head out of your house on a mission this Black Friday - or the days after for that matter - I encourage you to RETHINK CHRISTMAS! I encourage you to spend a few minutes thinking about the consequences and ramifications of being a tool of materialism. Join the conspiracy to take back Christmas! Take a few minutes and check this out: http://www.adventconspiracy.org
Christmas Can [Still] Change the World!