Monday, October 20, 2008

Simplicity, simple living...a virtue whose time has come?


In the last week, two wise people have suggested in public forums that the economic downturn may, in fact, help us to reflect deeply on our lives (not without pain and stress) and seek ways to live more simply than we have been (at least in the "overly-developed" countries in the Global North!).

Is this notion something that Christians have to offer our secular society of consumption and frenetic activity?

What would it look like to live more simply?

What might we give up, in hopes of gaining that which is truly real?

~ Rev. Peter M. Carey


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