Wednesday, September 28, 2005

On living simply

Matt Bell, reflecting on Richard Foster's Celebration of Discipline, considers the difficulty in following Jesus' teaching on simplicity:
While the concept of simplicity has been around for a long time, the growth of the self-storage and closet organizer businesses would seem to cast doubt on its popularity. . . .

In our materialistic, marketing-saturated world, simplicity isn't, well, so simple. But as Richard Foster points out, it begins on the inside with the attitudes of our hearts and minds. And those attitudes are cultivated through prayer and meditation on the truth of God's Word.
Matt's article, by the way, is a simple way to begin looking at our lives and how well we follow the discipline of simplicity (HT: Smart Christian blog).


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