I was talking to my friend Ellen today, and I told her I would post a link to this other blog I was reading yesterday. I'm not even sure how I found it. But this guy, Nathan, is talking about how he and his wife are in the midst of a consumption fast. I'm not sure how long they're going to fast, but I think it's a great idea. I wonder if we could do it?
I've posted before myself about the way we spend so much time, energy, and money on stuff. A consumption fast--as Nathan describes it, spending money only on bills and groceries--would bring a keen awareness of just how hard we've been bitten by the consumerism bug. I love the way this fast has grown his faith, and brought him closer to God. Just like a fast is meant to do, I know, but still, it's inspiring to read how that's been happening in his life.
As I was thinking about whether or not we should try something like this, I made a mental list of a few things I would need to get first....I need something to wear for an upcoming party. And, I'd kind of like to have some new shoes for spring/summer.....Wha?! Pitiful. As if my closet isn't full of stuff!
Maybe we/I need to do this. A great teaching opportunity for the kids, and obviously me, who has some learnin' to do. How does the idea hit you?