“We are made to feel ashamed to wear clothes or drive cars until they wear out. The mass media have convinced is that to be out of step with fashion is to be out of step with reality. It is time we awaken to the fact that conformity to a sick society is to be sick. Until we see how unbalanced our culture has become at this point, we will not be able to deal with the mammon spirit within ourselves nor will we desire Christian simplicity.”

Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline

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3 thoughts on “Re: Simplicity and Spiritual Health

  1. I read this book quite a few years ago and loved it! As we grow spiritually, I think we have a deeper desire for simplicity, but I must admit it is hard to find the balance sometimes.

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  2. It is very hard. Even talking about it with my wife, we realized that the simplistic life is such a foreign concept to us that it can be difficult to know where to start and how to proper dive in.

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  3. It is so foreign to our Western minds. We are constantly bombarded with newer, bigger, “better” versions of everything, but the fact that you and your wife are even aware that we are called to live simply and what we see around us is not remotely close to that, is a sign that you are on the right track! The older we get it seems, my husband and I edit out a lot of things that we just don’t need. But our schedules and lifestyle are the toughest. It takes saying no to a lot of good things sometimes. I am sure as you seek the Lord’s guidance, He will lead you. Blessings!

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