Good Friday and Black Friday - A Comparison Worth Pondering

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The origin of the term "Black Friday and thoughts on Good Friday...

Things are not always what they seem.

In 1864, newspapers coined the name Black Friday for a stock market crash. Now the term is used for the biggest shopping day of the year when retailers turn a profit—or go “in the black.”

Black Friday is good for retailers, but not so good for those consumers who overspend due to the false sense of urgency merchants create. 

I cannot help but compare Black Friday to Good Friday. It also has a good and bad side.

Good Friday was bad for Christ who suffered excruciating physical and spiritual pain on a bloody cross. But it was good for all of us for whom Christ died. 

That Friday we received treasure far beyond our budget, but we didn’t have to spend a dime…the price was paid for us.

The message of Good Friday should make us thankful throughout the year, even on Black Friday.
copyright, Gail Burton Purath, 2012 

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful thought, Gail. A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I hope all is well with you. :)


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