More to life than this?


I often feel the grip of modern living tightening and stifling me. I have tried hard to keep the amount of screen time at a minimum but all the same technology and the fast pace of life keeps seeping back in. We often say things like “there has to be more to life” and feel a longing in our souls for more.

What if we don’t need more in life. Perhaps the idea of needing more is actually the problem. Its as if our life is a cup and we fill it nearly to the brim with sand and stone. When the water pours in, it quickly overflows. Then we complain that there isn’t enough to drink and what little water we do get is fill of sand and gravel.

The dominating modern thought is at enmity with the Spirit. It teaches us that our greatest needs are physical even our feelings are nothing more than chemicals always lacking one way or another. Fulfillment is in satisfying the body and filling our cup with more sand and stone.

The Culture of the Spirit says that our greatest need is spiritual and that our fulfillment depends on connections with God and with each other. This connection is the water that fills all available space in the cup of our lives.

The clutter of the physical and blinders to the spiritual keep us starving and chasing the proverbial carrot on the stick. While all around us there is good food in abundance if we would only slow down and take off the blinders.


About Anthony Wilder

I am an artisan woodworker from Grand Rapids, MI. Woodworking is my passion and I do all my work with hand tools. We can learn a lot from past methods and mindsets and I am working towards teaching the lost art of working wood.
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