There is great danger in being a preacher for one simple reason - you so often go on the record. Take my last post for instance. Out of my own mouth (ok - my own keyboard) I spoke about the difficulty of learning to be content with what we already have and advocated that we all spend time learning to be content in God's presence. Then I went to my parents for Thanksgiving and watched their new 32" HDTV. Then I went to my aunt's house and watched the Cowboys on her 60" HDTV. Then I flipped through all those circulars that come out in the Thanksgiving paper - you know the ones - Best Buy, Sears, etc. I've come to the conclusion these advertisements are basically the pornography of consumerism. I found myself, discontent.
I floated the idea to Alyson that I think it's time we get a new TV (not the first time I've done so). She gave me one of those looks that let me know she thinks I'm an idiot. After all, hadn't I just said to all the church that I didn't need more stuff to make me happy? Darn it. Sometimes I don't like being a preacher.