Friday, November 28, 2008

This Can't Be For Real

But it is.

On the way home from running a few errands this morning (no, I did not participate in Black Friday), I heard on the news that a Wal-Mart employee was trampled by people waiting in line today.  He later died of his injuries.

At first, I thought I couldn't have heard right and that the story must be some kind of mistake. When I got home, I looked it up online and found this.

Madness, I tell you.  Madness.

This is why we make "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" a part of our decorating tradition every year...the message is RIGHT ON.  There is no reason to get so "kerbobbled" for heaven's sake.  

It's about our Savior!  HE is the Gift.  HE is the Reason!  Let us not get sucked into the lie that has become the American way for so many.  Let us remember to wish people a cheerful "Merry Christmas" and not the watered down "Happy Holidays"...or worse, "Happy Winter Solstice." *shudder.*

And that's all I'm going to say about that.  


Kari said...

Here's to fighting the feelings of getting "kerbobbled" this holiday season.


Adventures In Babywearing said...

I am still sick to my stomach about it all. Our pastor spoke about the incident in church on Sunday and said that some of the shoppers were told to leave- that the store had to close, that someone was injured, etc but the shoppers just kept on going saying they had been waiting for so long... no regard for life. Only thinking about themselves and whatever stuff they were going to buy.