Boxing Day Sales, Black Friday are days synonymous with people queuing early in the morning for bargains. Queuing for items that are on sale, items which might make lives better. Now there is nothing wrong with a bargain, but it seems to me that we can be so easily addicted to things that may or may not make our life better. We can get addicted to alcohol, drugs, cutting, work, gambling, shopping etc. etc. They are today’s stress relievers. Who in our society is not addicted? We are about soothing, getting something from outside, to make ourselves feel okay, temporarily. Blaise Pascal a 17th Century Philosopher said¬†“What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself” Find your relief in God, just as the stories in the bible tell us to do. Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church