The stories keep filitering in. People being run over, attacked, and pushed around. Crowds trampling people at the door to Target, Toy R' Us, and other big box stores. People camping out for days and standing in line in frigid conditions, all to get a bargain on a piece of merchandise. Have we lost our minds? It is one thing to try and get a deal. It is quite another to risk life and limb and run over people to buy something.
People are even missing Thanksgiving to participate in Black Friday:
People do the same thing to go to sporting events. We show what is most valuable to us, even what we worship, based on what we are willing to sacrifice for. I am always amazed to see people sacrifice their lives to buy some stuff or go to a football game. They'll stand in the rain, snow, or heat. They'll rearrange their lives, spend the night in a line, spend hundreds and thousands of dollars and hours and days of time to do what they love. They'll drag their children out, dress them in team colors, and train them to live just like them in how they spend and what they affirm.
I think our priorities are way out of wack.