Black Friday in our anxious country is nearly over. It's usually a reference to black ink for retailers. Different this year as two were shot dead at a ToysRUs in Palm Desert, California and as WalMart shoppers trampled a clerk to death in Valley Stream, New York.
It's the day we go forth to purchase gifts to offer to those we love -- in the name of Christ, if we're faithful people. It's not supposed to be so dangerous. The scene above is from Secaucus, New Jersey. Our faces are not exactly transfixed with joy.