Black Friday: Keeping Spirituality Separate From Materialism

2B or Not 2B

Today I’d like to talk about a topic that has been bothering me since the Black Friday commercials first aired on our televisions. Itaffectsusallasartists, writers,and individual thinkers. Over the past few days, I’ve realized two things.

One, it’s extremely difficulttokeep a humble heart during thistimeof year: thetimeofgifts, sales, expensiveobjects, andcorruptbargains. Howdoesanartist, awriter, keephimself groundedduringsomuchchaos? Throughout atimeofstrongjealousyandshallow competition, how does one keep his spirituality?

Two, the conflict between spirituality and materialism eventually becomes an intense internal battle in all of us. Unfortunately, in many people, materialism triumphs over spirituality. WhenIwalkedintothemall this morningwithmysister, Ilegitimatelyfelt

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R. S. Gullett is a proud alumni of Stephen F. Austin State University and currently teaches United States history at a community college in Houston, Texas. As a historian, he loves to mingle the historical with the fantastical and places an emphasis on faith in all his writing. His faith in Jesus Christ is very important to him and this often becomes evident in his writing. He is not perfect, nor does he pretend to be; but hopes that sharing his faith might inspire others to give their hearts to Christ. He and his wife currently live in Houston, Texas.

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