Too Much Stuff?

I just heard about a lady who befriended a young man from India who was living in the United States. She felt sorry for him since his family was so far away, so she invited him to join her and her husband for dinner one night. When he arrived at their home, the young man asked them if both of the houses belonged to them. They had no idea what he was talking about. Finally they realized that he was referring to the fact that they had a large garage right next to their house. It was awkward for them to explain to this person who had grown up with so little that they found it necessary to build a house for their cars!

We often take for granted all of the luxuries we possess. Sometimes we convince ourselves that these luxuries are actually necessities. Many people in the world live without cell phones, cable television and an automobile for each person in the family who is old enough to drive.

Maybe we have too much stuff. What do you think?

“All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.”—Acts 2:44-45.


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3 Responses to Too Much Stuff?

  1. Marie Bell says:

    Really sad reality. Americans are especially over-indulgent. There are many times I’ve thought of this when I selfishly want more storage space for “stuff”.

  2. Terri Nida says:

    Very convicting and so true! Thanks for the reminder. We live in such excess in this country.

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