Jesus talks a lot about money in the Bible. How we use our money matters to Jesus. The message we get from our commercial culture is to buy, buy, buy; spend, spend, spend. But we Christians are called to be counter-cultural—because our life’s meaning is not wrapped up in material things. It is through Jesus Christ that our lives have meaning. Minimalism helps us cut through the clutter and the busy-ness to refocus on our Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–and the aspects of life that truly matter.
This message is an excerpt of “Minimalism, Christianity and Lent” by Becca Ehrlich in the March 2018 issue of Café.