The Death of Black Friday

Radio. Email. Newspapers. We have been bombarded, invaded by a constant barrage of Black Friday advertisements. The onslaught is aggressive and relentless.


So it made me wonder…What would be possible if there were a constant barrage of images and proclamations of LOVE.

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TV. Radio. Email. Newspaper. Tweets. Posts. Billboards. Texts.


Trampling one another to get the best deal. Utter chaos breaking out…pushing, shoving near rioting in the name of a good deal?

All for an electronic or toy or article of clothing that will be broken, outdated or discarded in 2 years?


The Death of Black Friday


What would happen if we fought and clamored the same way to press forward in LOVE?


Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13


Suppose we begin a love revolution? Like the ALS challenge or Pay It Forward campaign. Oh the possibilities of each person demonstrating 1 living, breathing, mighty move of love.

Predicated on love, delivered in love and received in love.


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  1 Corinthians 13:4-7


The roots of Black Friday are sketchy. There are several theories as to where it began: ranging from slave auction to police managing traffic. Whatever its beginnings, its right now can be the beginning of something new.


When we examine all that is going on in our world today, the events are heart wrenching. In America, the land of the free and home of the brave young black boys and men are being mercilessly slaughtered. Around the globe we’ve got ISIS, child sex trafficking and the list of societal ill goes on and on.


Heart wrenching

But what is it for the heart to be wrenched? Should not the wrenching prompt us to action?


So I proclaim the death of Black Friday and the birth of The Love Revolution.

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Out of Black Friday ashes, the phoenix rises. She soars high and looks low with love in her wings. She prepares to take a love dive. Swooping in she targets the heart. My heart has been penetrated. I swoon under the effects of having been pierced. I am persuaded that love conquers all.


What will you do today to be a conduit of love?


What will you do today to be intentional, purposeful, deliberate about showing love especially to those deemed unlovable?


A Love Revolution


This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.  If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?  Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:16-18


As always, it is my prayer that you’ve been Inspired to Live Fully!

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2 replies
  1. Thandi
    Thandi says:

    If we each made a conscious decision to love or serve someone else, someone outside of our usual circle, we just might start a revolution


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