Now that the presents are unwrapped, the pretty bows and paper have all been picked up and the kids are out playing with their new delights, take a few minutes of the fleeting quiet time and give some thought to the question posed in the headline above.
Free-Thinking Ministries’ Timothy Fox (a former student of Prof. Sean McDowell at Biola University) cuts to the chase:
“It’s truly the season of More. Kids want to receive more toys than last year. Businesses want to make more money. People want their decorations to be bigger and better than ever.
“We want more holly, more jolly, more rest and relaxation, more, more, More. Of course this can all be attributed to greed, to our culture obsessed with consumption and excess. But I think there’s something deeper going on.”
We think more is what we want but it doesn’t satisfy.
“Christmas time is a sacred season that draws on our souls, stirring a deep longing within believer and unbeliever alike. But how does our culture try to fulfill it? With stuff. More. Bigger TV. Nicer clothes. Fancier car. But none of this satisfies us, and so next Christmas (or the next day), we’re out scavenging for More,” Fox writes.
Go here for the rest. And remember what I said at the outset of this post — Fox’s analysis is for pondering during that small respite you may have today, or perhaps later in this last week of 2018. You’ve probably already been thinking some of these thoughts, but Fox helps add clarity and further development to the implications.
Blessings to all.
Above photo is by Aaron Burden, courtesy of Unsplash.