I heard a radio commercial this morning and began thinking about what a greedy world we live in. Are we never satisfied with the blessings we do have? Do we always need bigger, better, faster, MORE?
I've long wondered what it felt like to be an early pioneer traveling across the land in a covered wagon, braving the elements, and building a homestead. Can you imagine cooking with a wood stove? Today we have electric stoves, gas stoves, no burner stoves, microwaves, convection ovens, toaster ovens...and MORE!
But the one thing that really hit me this morning was that ad about HD Radio. I think it's nice that we have radio. I enjoy listening to music from my favorite stations in my car and while I'm getting ready for work. But why do we need HD radio? Why do we need "crystal clear" broadcasting and MORE stations?
The same with television. We had television with the three major stations and public television. Now we get more stations than one could ever watch through cable and satellite dishes. But...wait...there's MORE! If you're like me your local cable station is no longer content with collecting money for the multitude of stations...nope. Now there's digital television. MORE stations, MORE money. And, HD TV. Soon everyone who wants to watch television will have to purchase a new HD capable TV. Why? So MORE companies can take MORE money from those people who want MORE!
What happened? Why are people struggling to pay their bills? Why are there more houses sitting vacant? Why are more people filing bankruptcy? Why are we so unhappy with what we have?
Our country has turned into a greedy country with greedy people. Perhaps it's time we stopped and got off the treadmill. What do we NEED?
Every day I pray for many things, but I don't pray for more radio stations or more television stations. I suppose I'm in a minority, but I'm getting off the treadmill and focusing on the things in life that really matter. And that isn't MORE, unless it's MORE focus on the blessings that God has granted us.
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