An old man lamenting

I first titled today’s blog, “How did we get here?”, but quickly realized it sounded more like “an old man lamenting”.  I hope you might commiserate.

By now, we are all familiar with Black Friday, and the latest unofficial holidays: Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and most recenty Giving Tuesday.  Thanksgiving Day now officially kicks off the Christmas shopping season.  Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go, and then we eat and run.  Heaven forbid we miss the Thanksgiving Day “Black Friday” specials at Kohl’s, Best Buy, and Walmart.  We can save hundreds of dollars if we are willing to spend hundreds of dollars.  This on the day Lincoln made a national holiday during the Civil War when he proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens”.

I completely understand that I not only sound like, but I probably am an old man lamenting the days gone by.  I understand not everything in the past was right, but everything in the past was not wrong, either.  It is a paradox for me.  I live in a country drifting ever further from God as I grow ever closer to Him.  And the natural result of this is that I and the country I live in are growing exponentially further apart in our beliefs and our actions.  At least society got it right when they admitted that “Giving Tuesday” only comes after the gluttony of Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday.

(And if you can’t say “amen” to today’s blog, at least say “ouch”.

For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. ~ 2 Timothy 3:2 (NLT)

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