Now is the time to buy your Christmas gifts. Don’t leave it until the last minute; don’t wait until prices have soared, and the stocks have been picked over, and shoppers stand a dozen deep before the counters. By now, in calmness and deliberation, without hysteria. Above all, let the present show that you have really thought about the person you are giving it to – have thought about his or her tastes and wants.
--“Your Christmas Gifts”
Editorial, December 2, 1905
Yeah, 115 years ago the above item was carried in the “Saturday Evening Post.” They must not have had “Black Fridays” back then, because the editorial was after Thanksgiving. Today, in a ‘normal’ year, such an admonition would be too late, people mauling one another after stuffing themselves with turkey and dressing. Perhaps, this year, we may have space, time & eyes to see the “new thing” God is doing in our midst.