Black Friday vs. Adoration

by Steve Ray on December 7, 2010

Black-Friday-CrowdA friend wrote:

“Writing an article about “Black Friday” at our parish. First Friday Adoration – not enough people sign up to sit with our Lord. A few of us fill in and make sure He is not alone.

“Few weeks later local paper shows people literally camping out in the cold outside of Wal-Mart. Four of us at morning Mass. How do people expect to make life’s journey without food for the road?

“Church survival is promised. No mention of size, if I recall. Maybe a small remnant.”

(Picture: Black Friday crowds rushing a door before the sun rises.)

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Carson Weber December 27, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Steve,

You may be interested in this article I wrote for the online edition of the WaPo in their “On Faith” section:

http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/11/black_friday_is_the_high_feast_day_of_our_thing-centered_cult-ure.html

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