I'm reading Managing God's Money, by Randy Alcorn. He writes a chapter about materialism. Randy says, "God created us to love people and use things, but materialists love things and use people."
Materialism is the norm in our society. When we aren't materialistic we are counter cultural if you will. But if what Randy Alcorn says is true, then what an amazing message we could send to our society. We could love them............love them more than stuff.............love them like Jesus loves them. We would be different - but we would actually attract people and draw them to God. We would also be living the way we were created to live.
Randy Alcorn has another chapter of his book where he talks about getting the materialism out of our families. He has some good ideas...........but I'm interested in yours. How do you fight materialism in your family? How do you love people and use things?