Jesus sent His Twelve harvest hands out with this charge…you don’t need a lot of equipment. You are the equipment, and all you need to keep that going is three meals a day. Travel light… (Matthew 10:5,10, the message bible)
Dave Bruno is a guy who thinks he has way too much stuff. Dave Bruno has decided to do something about it. Dave Bruno is paring his life down to “100 things.” That’s right. He is fasting “stuff” and allowing himself only 100 things he can lay claim to and he’s giving the rest away. His website gives more of the particulars, but this is the general gist of what he’s about.
Do you think Dave is crazy?
Or a genius?
If I did likewise (and I am
thinking dreaming about it), just the equipment and medical supplies I have to keep around because of paraplegia would take up about half the list. Okay, so a hundred and fifty things for me. Wait. I have about twenty Bibles that are ALL very special to me. And my books. Oh, my precious, dog-eared, musty lovelies! How smooth and inviting your gilded edges…
three four hundred things.
Of course there’s still Sandy and Graham to consider. Okay, so four hundred and one things.
This just occurred to me: perhaps Solomon’s life would have been better if he had, say, done some spring cleaning and kept only ‘a hundred’ around the palace.