Getting into shape: In a consumeristic world

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BIBLE READINGS:

  • Proverbs 30:1­-10

  • Matthew 19:16­-22

How do you fill up the lack in your life — the spaces left when your life isn’t what you want it to be? Consumer culture says: buy this product! But can we really create a story for ourselves through what we buy? Is that the way to blessing? The Christian gospel suggests another way to blessing: embracing the lack. In our consumer culture, a bit more lack might be just what we need in order to see what good things God holds out to us in Jesus.