Major retailers are staying open on Thanksgiving Day this year. Another sign of America’s vacuous, materialistic decline?
Jim Wallis, President of the Christian social justice group Sojourners, offered a frank assessment of the season’s manic shopping tendencies.
“America celebrates the coming of Christ with an orgy of consumerism,” Wallis told The Christian Post.
“It’s not only the amount we spend but the amount of time we spend worrying,” Wallis said, adding that he sees many Christians stressed out during November and December “trying to find parking in shopping malls” or ensuring they have all the right gifts for their children.
“Is this really how we want to celebrate the coming of Christ?” Wallis said.