Stuff. We’ve all got plenty of it. And somehow we still find a way to want more, don’t we? More stuff, bigger stuff, better stuff – and before we know it, our stuff has control of us as we relentlessly pursue that which can never fully satisfy. Perhaps what we really ought to be pursuing is a bigger perspective – an eternal perspective. When it comes to our stuff, maybe it’s time we get over it.
It used to be “You are what you eat,” but nowadays it’s more like “You are what you own.” As a culture we are overwhelmed with messages telling us that we are defined by our stuff. And, while in our hearts we know it’s not true, we still find ourselves lingering over the seasonal catalogs that fill our mailboxes or the latest Cyber Monday deals online. As we head into the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, let’s turn our focus to desiring more of Christ. Not more stuff.