Materialism consumes us
I hate the way it grabs my soul and screams, “I want more!”
The shiny item in the corner,
the colorful embroidery,
the empty screens with empty hope.
I want more,
But I don’t.
You may have heard it before,
But money doesn’t buy happiness
It only tempts you with its glassiness and shine–
I don’t have time
For this wasted space
For this fakeness
That if you get that t-shirt that’s destined to be yours
You’ll never be the same again.
“What you buy is what satisfies”—
Yes, that’s a lie,
But the truth is we’ll always be wanting
To the core of me I always thought more was what I needed
And more was what I wanted—
But the truth is I’ve always wanted less.
And yet I’m not even saying that the motto “Less is best” is how you find perfect happiness
There’s a lot of folks in poverty
Who find themselves in misery because they can’t have more
No matter how hard they try.
And you know why?
The secret to your dreams isn’t what you buy
It’s how you fly despite the leftovers
Despite the broken cords or the lack of flavor.
It’s how you fly when you’re high
And even when you’re low
It’s how you respond when deep inside you’re screaming, “I want more!”
It’s how you say with a smile, “I have more.”
The secret to serenity
Is taking what you got and being content with what you have.
Because when you eat the Bread of Life and drink the blood of Christ
What you have is the only thing that will last
And you don’t need anything more.
“Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.'” – John 6:35 (NIV)
“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.” – John 6:54 (NIV)