Ruth Soukup…wrote “Unstuffed” We need to unclutter our homes, minds, lives…..we need to make more room for basics and God.
Yes, we are found wanting. We want our homes to look like we “are somebody”. We want our homes to look like Pottery Barn catalogs, so we are good managers/Christians. We will seem to be good stewards of what God’s blessed us with.
Is it all really just for show?
Is it vanity? Solomon, in the Old Testament, said all is vanity in Ecclesiastes 1:2.
Is it pride? What would the harm be if we just lived our lives and didn’t clean up after ourselves? What if we ate, slept, and threw clothes around our homes with whimsy? Hey, no one comes over to visit. Who cares?!?!? What harm could there really be? I’m picturing dirty dishes. I’m picturing trash lying around: not bagged nor taken to where it’s picked up and taken far away. Geeeeeezzzzz, that’s another thing. Since we have lived out here, we haven’t had official trash pick up. We have been finagling for 5 years. I don’t like it anymore.
God forgive us……..