Friday, 12 August 2011
Too Much Stuff
10 August Wednesday proper 14
Jesus tells the rich young man to sell what he owns. The young man is shocked and goes away grieving, for he has many possessions.
I own (ok, the bank owns and I pay the mortgage on) a four bedroom house full of stuff. Even for myself with two children at home and three cats that is far more than I need. And it is an outrageous amount compared to most people on earth.
And now the children will not live here most of the time.
I do not have to wonder 'what would Jesus do' about this.
He who was born in a stable and who put these words to the rich young man, likewise challenges me.
I think, come fall, after the nest empties, I need to pray and seriously re-evaluate this aspect of my lifestyle.
Lord, in my head and my heart I known that I have too many possessions. Inspire me to take action to live more as you would have me live. Amen.