I don't know about you, but I have a whole bunch of motors out in my garage — a lawnmower, edger, hedge clippers, and trimmer, along with a bunch of other stuff. And they all get together on Saturday morning when the weather is good and decide to give me a workout. They work me over! In fact, my whole house will do that — painting, changing filters, fixing faucets, and getting the spots out of the rug.
I've learned that beyond a comfortable style of living, the more material things you have, the less freedom you've got. The house and tools and stuff are using me instead of me using them!
Jesus didn't have much but a robe. Seems to be telling me that it's not things; it's people that count. Aren't you beginning to get the same point?
Jesus didn't have much but a robe.
No wonder Jesus warned us, "Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions"
(Luke 12:15 NRSV).