Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Shelly's Link

This is the great link Shelly gave in her comment...

#3 and #5 made me think about this quote "ownership is the ability to exclude all others from use"

Richard Foster’s 10 principles for expressing the outward spiritual discipline of Simplicity

1. Buy things for their usefulness rather than their status

2. Reject anything this is producing an addiction in you

3. Develop a habit of giving things away

4. Refuse to be propagandized by the custodians of modern gadgetry

5. Learn to enjoy things without owning them

6. Develop a deeper appreciation for the creation

7. Look with a healthy skepticism at all “buy now, pay later” schemes

8. Obey Jesus’ instructions about plain, honest speech

9. Reject anything that breeds the oppression of others

10. Shun anything that distracts you from seeking first the kingdom of God

“May God give you – and me- the courage, the wisdom, the strength always to hold the kingdom of God as the number one priority of our lives. To do so, is to live in simplicity”

1 comment:

  1. I am glad to see this again! #2 reminds me that I might have to quit buying chips and salsa! Or any other seemingly innocuous thing that produces addiction...