As if on cue, the ad in the e-mail echoes of her words, the sermon ringing still in my ears: “Must-Have Toys, Bikes, Video Games, Baby Items, Gadgets, and More”, so shouted the headlines The way of this world, as close as my computer screen.
Nothing is must have, only wants of this craven world separating us from one another as we lose ourselves in selfish drives
Thinking of the ancient church at the start of what was to be a common purse, a place together spending time in the temple to pray Going where the master led answering his call, “follow me” So different than our credit-card world where, “charge it”, falls from our lips
November 2, 2009 Ecclesiastes 5:8-15 Psalm 15 (Psalter) & sermon, “Oh For the Simple Life . . .” by Pastor Ruth L. Foss http://www.suncookumc.org Suncook United Methodist Church Suncook, NH 11/1/09 All Saints Day http://www.gbod.org/worship/default.asp?act=reader&item_id=19864&loc_id=9,612,32,52 Her sermon is the first of a four-part series based in part on Reverend Adam Hamilton (http://www.cor.org/about-resurrection/adam/)’s book, “Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity” (http://www.cokesbury.com/forms/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=9781426702334)