Writing in Huffington Post, Danielle Tumminio, author of God and Harry Potter at Yale, explores a theme that I have visited in this blog: Sabbath rest. My inspiration has been the thinking and writing of Wendell Berry. Tumminio is inspired by something much larger and frightening: hordes of Black Friday shoppers.
She notes the irony of a country that prides itself on Judeo-Christian values ignoring one of the first lessons of the Bible – on the seventh day, God rested. We are almost crazed in our activities related to Thanksgiving: traveling, shopping, cleaning. Worse still, we now have the crowded, grabbing insanity of Black Friday. Tuminnio reminds us that some time on the couch (with the TV off) would be a good thing.
All I can say to this fine post is: Amen.