In many different ways we are being pushed to live super-sized lives. From fries and drinks to "monster" trucks and homes, big is in. We need large homes to house our accumulated possessions. We need large closets to store the clothes we wear and the ones we no longer wear but can't get ourselves to give away. We need large garages to store our outdoor "toys" and "no-longer-used" household items. We have games and puzzles we haven't touched in a decade.Sometime later, Jesus spoke to the culture of his day-as well as ours-when he said, 'Don't be greedy for what you don't have. Real life is not measured by how much we own" (Luke 12:15). Things temporarily enhance our enjoyment of life, but if we look to them to find lasting fulfillment, they will disappoint us. Ultimate security and happiness are found in God, not things.
Downsizing by choice Edwin Friesen Canadian Mennonite; Oct 27, 2008; 12, 21; Docstoc pg. 11 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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