I have to draw your attention to my friend’s blog, where he highlights something Paul Tripp said about the hindrances to community in the American Church. I recommend reading the whole thing on Desiring God.
Paul Tripp talks about how he and his wife had accumulated a lot of “stuff” … nothing evil, just “stuff.” He says the following about this “stuff” … “All that stuff has to be maintained. It grabs your heart, it grabs your schedule, it grabs your time. It becomes a source of worry and concern and need to pay.”
This was a great reminder to me as I just moved into a big beautiful house last weekend. 🙂