From Starbucks to Home Depot and then back to the Pottery Barn and Apple, we are being offered to purchase happiness one sale at a time. From young adults suffering form school loans to families suffering from insurmountable debt, we are being consumed. So how is one to be thankful in a season of Black Friday promises, and when by the way, is a “free market” really free for both buyer and seller? How does the Eucharist and the story of Zacchaeus way up in a tree, point us toward a different kind of consumption? Join us at Common Ground over the next two weeks of November as we look at the alternative markets that Jesus and the Gospel present and imagine with us a life that is truly abundant (without scarcity) and free!