It was an interesting variation on the common anti-Black Friday rant on how it steals from the celebration of Thanksgiving or setting a tone that takes Christ from Christmas. It really was a photographic critique of our priorities.
The message is plain–we will cut short a holiday, stand for hours in the cold, risk bodily harm from fanatical shoppers, abandon all self respect and dignity–to purchase that “item”at outrageously bargain prices; but cannot be enticed or guilted into a commitment that benefits the well-being of our community.
What are your priorities in life–in the investment of your time? What are the values that you embrace that are reflected in those priorities?
Jesus once said, “Where your treasure is, there shall your heart be also.”
Where do you invest the treasure of your time, your relationships, your commitments?
It is where your heart is. All the Black Friday marketeers are doing is listening to your heart.