In our Dimensions small group at church we are talking about this book called “Enough” written by Pastor Adam Hamilton of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in the Kansas City area.
In this book its addressing themes such as credit cards, mortgages, auto loans, spending, homes and other things related to money and posessions.
We live in a world where many try to keep up with the Jones’ and others are happy with what they have. People will get the biggest cars and homes and mortgage themselves to the hilt to do it. Longer terms on loans keep people prisoner to the the banks. Individuals will get credit cards with small limits only to ask to stretch them out to keep up with expenses or to get that something they have had their eyes on.
I am guilty of wanting stuff I clearly didn’t need. Unfortunately its the world in which we live that teaches us you gotta have it all.
College students leave college with huge loan and credit card debt. Students will get credit cards to get necessities or in some cases spend it unwisely.
Spiritually we are made slaves to our money and our stuff so we cannot serve God or our communities effectively. I pray that we can get past that sort of stuff to be people who are here to do good things and to have life more simple.