Friday, November 28, 2008

Spending Time

Watch this two-and-a-half-minute video and consider how your will spend this Christmas:

Granted, the $450 billion Americans spend every year is mostly paid for by consumer debt. When they're finally paid off (and usually not before the next year when they heap even more on), it is usually several times that.

Imagine if we each took responsibility for reducing the amount of debt (read: slavery: "The borrower is servant to the lender." —Proverbs 22:7) in the country. Imagine if we stopped calling ourselves consumers and started being producers!

"For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required…" —Luke 12:48.

...And for my family and friends, please do not spend money on me this Christmas. The only thing I want you to spend is time... with me.