For all the commentary and reflection on the evils of consumerism (and there are many), I submit to us all on this Black Friday a saying from Abba Zosimas: "It is not possessing something that is harmful, but being attached to it."
There are many people who are beginning to see the silliness of the over indulgence that has come in the past decades of Christmases. Perhaps small, there are voices that are being heard that we all need to simmer down with the amount of Christmas spending we do on "stuff". Frankly this post is not encouraging anyone to buy less.
This post is a question - what are we attached to?
May we be teflon, not velcro.