The Landscape We Mill About in Is Changing
Thanksgiving comes and goes. Early the next day is Black Friday. Lately a reflection of our culture is unfolding in Black Friday video footage: A video here records the sad picture of people (could be neighbors or anyone) essentially pushing, shoving and knocking each other out of the way at Walmart just to get a deal on a phone. I'm just like anybody who likes to save 20 or 40 dollars, but honestly, this year, I skipped Black Friday just from weariness with consumerism. I (maybe others) sense that its just not worth it some places. Online shopping was not just an accident but an intention for me this year. I wonder how civility can be restored in our country? It seems the only real answer is a renewal of love of God and therefore neighbor. As the love of God drops off, people love their own morality (a made up one, rather than derived/driven by God one). Definitely worth praying for spiritual change.