Black Friday is a day known for bargains. But not if this man has anything to say about it.
Engineer Church Fox heard a homily in church a few years ago that focused on how people today are "messing up Christmas." Those words stuck with Fox, and he wanted to change the ongoing narrative. So in 2010, he began an initiative called Bless Friday, a spin on Black Friday that focuses on service instead of savings and shopping malls. And it seems like so far, it has had a profound impact on people.
“People tell me that it alters the way that the children, the youth, view Christmas, because they view it as being more than just getting the presents under the tree,” Fox said. “They start to connect in a real way that you should be living out your Christian faith in a concrete way, and so I think that’s a wonderful thing that has come from it.”
This year, Bless Friday will be joining local churches to deliver cookies to sick people and their families and to visit homeless shelters. Anyone interested in participating in Bless Friday or launching a similar movement can check out the Bless Friday website for more information.
via The Blaze