I wonder how Jesus would view this?
People buying crucifixes to celebrate the birth of Christ that were fashioned in child sweat shops in China.
That according to a report issued by the National Labor Committee.
This in the wake of reports of unsafe toys being sold in major stores in the Unites States. Toys that were made in China.
In a recent radio interview, a national toy expert suggested that more than 80 percent of the toys sold in the United States were made in China.
This leads to questions, not only about the safety of the toys, but the conditions under which the people who made them toiled.
Ironically, like the sale of the crucifixes, most toy purchases this year are made, of course, in the name of Christmas gift giving.
Perhaps we should consider scraping toy buying and spend our money on helping those less fortunate. How about a new holiday tradition of taking our children to soup kitchens to help feed the homeless, or to nursing homes to bring homemade crafts to the shut-ins?
Of course, that would conflict with what advertisers and marketers have told us is the contemporary meaning of Christmas.