‘I want it all’
'...life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.'
Loving God, everywhere there is stuff! Our houses are crammed full of stuff; the shops have shelves laden with stuff and the internet is a buyer's paradise of more stuff. We have more than enough stuff than we'll ever need or be able to use and, yet, we find ourselves tempted by having more - even when we can't afford it. We're happy to blame advertising executives for that but the problem lies within ourselves.
Lord, forgive us that we've fallen for the myth that stuff will make us happy - and forgive us that we've chased this particular false god with the help of flexible friends. Help us, instead, to find satisfaction and completeness in you.
Hear us, for we pray in Jesus' name, AMEN
wrriten by Martin Fair, St. Andrew's Church, Arbroath