"Every who down in who-ville, teh tall and the small was singing! Without any presents at all. Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas means a little bit more"-
from How The Grinch Stole Christmas
It is that time of year again, when so many people use the birth of Jesus to justify greed. I am so sick of hearing about "black Friday" and how commonplace it has become that most people think nothing of spending so much money- even so called "Christians". Many even flaunt about it and brag about their financial ability to spend. Hundreds and maybe even thousands of dollars are spent by the every day consumer to purchase electronics, clothing, accessories and other things- all of this in the name of the "Christmas Spirit". -Not to mention that it is already common place for the average American to think nothing of spending hundreds of dollars on a coach bag, Ugg boots, iphones, manicures, frivolous vacations, dinners out and clothes. Society centers around greed, materialism and competition.
If you can look past the amateurish quality of the following you tube video (See the link), a good point is made about how many people complain about not having enough without regard to those who do not even have basic neccessities such as food or clothing. Many don't have the luxury to worry about which iphone or tablet to buy. They don't care about a $600 coach bag or coach shoes, when they do not even have food to feed their children. How insignificant and petty and greedy are our shopping habits when compared to the suffering and lack of so many.
VIDEO (click link below)
Poor Vs Rich
How ironic that a secular children's writer, Dr Seuss summed the true spirit of Christmas: "Every who down in who-ville, teh tall and the small was singing! Without any presents at all. Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas means a little bit more"- from How The Grinch Stole Christmas.---all the while the rest of us "Christians" do our share of promtoting materialism and greed at not only holiday time but all year round.
Black Friday GREED!!!!!