“Enough is as good as a feast”

The Salwen family of Atlanta, Georgia, has decided to sell this house and give half the proceeds to charity.You may have seen this story of the wealthy family in Atlanta that is selling their $1.8 million mansion and giving half the proceeds to charity. It has brought up a lot of good (and frustrating) discussion about how much wealth is really needed and what we can do to make a difference.

This story and Todd’s recent post has challenged me think more seriously about what is “enough” for my family and what that means for us. I am made freshly aware that I am prone to move towards comfort instead of need and my soul needs these regular reminders and stirrings. I have also been thinking about this in light of God’s heart for His people and the poor. It is something that I keep running into in the Word and if there’s anyone in the world that ought to be concerned and broken over the injustice that exists it is God’s people made in His image and specifically called to action.

I can’t help but wonder what this would mean for the poor in our community and around the world if we were take this seriously? I mean, if we really got to a place where “enough” truly was a “feast” to us we would be free to make a difference in a radical way.

The good news to us who are in Christ is that He alone is enough! It has less to do with material things than I tend to think it does and our culture tells us it does. Wow. That is radical.

The richest of all is the one who knows that in Christ he has all the treasures and supplies he needs.

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