Having traversed the globe – he’s experienced many different levels of people’s definition of contentment. In the impoverished parts of India, contentment may be a simple hut and food to eat. It may be family or faith. It’s not the Western definition where contentment is much broader and hard to achieve.
Why is that? Why are those with less more content than those of us with much? Can I be content with less? Can you?
The boys and I have been studying India these past few weeks. Sonlight and Mission India partnered to bring two weekly lessons to subscribers’ inboxes. While I knew poverty existed, seeing it through the videos makes a difference for both me and the boys.
|Sitting in the One Room House|
Where does this peace come from? I sit and fret about my finances without acknowledging that I’ll spend more on dinner out with the family than this family will have for an entire month. It’s time to focus on what we have and not what we want to have. Focus on the blessings before us and not the desire for more.
Thank you Lord for reminding me of all you have blessed us with! Help me to discern how you would have us share our blessings and be content. Show us ways to reach out to those less fortunate instead of amassing our own fortunes. In your name, Amen.
How do you define contentment?