Coming out of Thanksgiving we should be headed for the mystery of Advent— Not the checkout line at Best Buy.Amen! I would expand that to include more than just Black Friday, but, at least it's a start...
Yeah, I buy Christmas gifts too. I get it. But when Black Friday becomes a “thing” — a shameless celebration of unbridled consumerism — I would rather sit it out. I’m pretty sure that Black Friday as a “thing” is not good for my soul.
When it comes to Black Friday I would rather be less American and more Christian.
And some good perspective on the primary responsibility of a pastor from Missio Alliance
Preaching is part of what a pastor does, but it is not the primary responsibility of a pastor. The primary responsibility of a pastor is to seek God. Period.
Preaching a sermon on Sunday is not the most important thing a pastor does every week. Praying between Sundays is far more important. Praying is the most important thing a pastor ever does. Ever.
And, finally, an interesting video posted by Robin Parry