11/22/2012 11:06 pm ET Updated Nov 28, 2014

Black Friday Shopping Vs. Jesus: 7 Anti-Materialist Quotes From Christ

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Black Friday has now officially invaded Thanksgiving and pretty soon it will just be Black Thanksgiving -- a holiday when Americans will give thanks for bargin prices.

Seeking wisdom to staunch the "shop till you drop" stampede, HuffPost Religion offers these quotes from Jesus and the New Testament in hopes that they might remind us of the importance of spiritual gifts and communal well being.

So, before you knock down that person down to get that big new TV, take a moment, breathe and consider the lilies of the valley.

What are your favorite spiritual teachings around material desires? Leave them in the comments section.