The lock-down enforced a nation-wide, in fact, a global fast of consumerism and has left us with a more acute sense of the things we need and desire. It seems that we can actually get by with a lot less and yet somehow we exist with a communal, chronic dissatisfaction. Whether it be material objects, a partner, a job or even social and political aspirations, we are constantly encouraged to aim for more. There is this nagging feeling that if I can just get (fill in the blank) it will be enough, yet any lasting sense of satisfaction remains illusive. The Bible however views contentment, not as a destination, but a habit which develops as we practice the Way of Jesus.
June 28, 2020