People are rewarded for sacrificing their personal lives on the altar of corporate advancement, being called a workaholic is an affirmation, and answering emails while on vacation shows how committed you are to your job. This is the culture that has caused hurry sickness to become normal.
The saddest part of our culture (in my mind) when it comes to its relationship with things is that we all seem to be extremely aware of this. When I wrote that first sentence was your mind totally blown? Probably not. The concept is pretty straightforward and we hear about it often enough to know the basic ideas behind living a more simple life. So why don’t we do any of it?
Our prayer is that through this series we would all become aware of the ways in which we pick up clutter. We hope to become more equipped; allowing God to cleanse us of the toxins that these habits produce in our souls. And ultimately that the Holy Spirit would create in us a clean heart and restore to us the joy of the life he has promised us.