There is an old bit by George Carlin, the standup comedian, about “stuff.” If you remember it, this Sunday’s sermons are not drawn from it . . . at least not intentionally.
I talked about “stuff” today because it is important to think about the stuff in our lives. Stuff is our possessions of course but it also includes non-tangible things like our achievements and our reputations.
One of the things I wanted us to think about is the difference between a scarcity and an abundance mentality. When we have a scarcity mentality we look at everything as if it is a pie. The thing about a pie is if you have a piece of pie that is a piece I cannot have. This makes sense when we are talking about pies but it doesn’t make as much sense when we are thinking more broadly. When we have an abundance mentality we realize that there is more than enough to go around and if someone gets something it doesn’t require us to get less.
This whole subject is one I feel quite passionately about but I don’t want to risk turning this into a polemic or even a lecture 😀
“How do we view stuff?” Knox Presbyterian (to download, right-click and select “Save Link As . . .”)
“How do we view stuff?” St. Mark’s Presbyterian (to download, right-click and select “Save Link As . . .”)
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