Thursday, May 28, 2009

Spoiled

I am a spoiled rotten person.  Yes, I had my motorcycle repossessed recently (and subsequently redeemed it with the assistance of my dad); yes, I am driving a 15-year-old car as my daily driver (again, courtesy of my dad, after another vehicle was totaled by vandalism shortly after I bought it); yes, I can't afford the iPhone or Blackberry I "need" or a new guitar or a nice Kayak or Canoe to start a new (admittedly healthy) hobby.

But I am spoiled.  Likely, you are too.  Go ahead, be offended... but didn't you eat today?  Two or even three times?  And maybe shower, and use a toilet, and perhaps brush your teeth and put on clean clothes?

I'm currently reading a book called "The Hole In Our Gospel" - it's for Thomas Nelson's Book Review Blogger program (Google it - I don't feel like adding the link right now) - and, yes, it's powerful.  Look for the review coming soon, but I don't want to do the review until I completely finish the book.  In the meantime, you can read a fellow blogger's review here.

I'll leave you with one of the quotes that Richard Stearns (the author) put in there, by the really famous philosopher "Anonymous":

"Sometimes I would like to ask God why He allows poverty, suffering, and injustice when He could do something about it."
"Well, why don't you ask Him?"
"Because I'm afraid He would ask me the same question."

1 comment:

Dean Lusk said...

I'm drinking coffee this morning out of a neat glass "bistro" sort of coffee mug. We bought four of them last night after I wrestled with my conscience about the fact that we already had coffee mugs.

Although they weren't expensive, if I had to do it over again, I don't think I'd buy them. I wouldn't think less of anyone else if they bought them, because I can only set this kind of a standard for myself.

Common wisdom says that it's okay for us to have good things, and I totally agree to a point. I just think we've spread that net rather broadly and often wind up using it justifying our spoiled-ness and materialism.