Sunday, December 07, 2008

Materialism and Consumerism, oh my!

Saw an ad on Yahoo today that had a gift tag that read "Tis the Season To Have It All".

Ugh! The first thing my mind leaps to is that I should spend money to buy myself every little whim. And then I wonder to myself, what happened to the season of *giving* to others rather than *having* for myself?

My next thought was to wonder if I could somehow turn this slogan into something worthwhile. 'Tis the season to have it all: Jesus offers the free gift of forgiveness of sins, and a life with Him in this world and the next. Why settle for things that rust and are destroyed by the moth when you can Have It All via Jesus for Eternity?