Last December, I watched Minimalism: A Documentary. It changed everything I thought about how so many of us look at material possessions, success and happiness. I knew that God was calling me to live a more minimalist life. Focusing on what matters most and removing anything else.
Most minimalists begin by paring down their personal belongings. But it’s not just about getting rid of stuff; it’s about focusing on what matters.
I have found a link between my faith and my minimalism. Jesus tells us: “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). And that abundant life means focusing time and energy and resources on what matters most. It means removing anything keeping us from living that full, abundant life that Jesus came to give us.
This message is an excerpt of “Minimalism, Christianity and Lent” by Becca Ehrlich in the March 2018 issue of Café. Today we remember Nicolaus Copernicus, who died in 1543; and Leonhard Euler, who died in 1783; scientists.
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