Are you possessed?

24 Dec

“…one of the most powerful reasons we don’t totally surrender our lives to Christ is that we don’t want to sacrifice the things we possess; they have begun to possess us. These things can include our jobs, our material assets, our money, our communities, and our friends–even our families. We cling to them, often out of a desire for security, comfort, and happiness, even though we know in our hearts that we can only find real happiness by serving the Lord. Consequently, our things become idols.”

Richard Stearns, in The Hole in our Gospel: What does God expect of us? The answer that changed my life and might just change the world

1 Comment

Posted by on December 24, 2010 in Books, Quotes


One response to “Are you possessed?

  1. Norm Eddy

    December 24, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks Mark, I certainly have been aware of this problem more than ever this Christmas.


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