We are surrounded by the relentless pursuit of material things and many champion the idea that “He who dies with the most toys, wins!” But does simply having more of everything make one a happier person? We enjoy endless consumer choices, but multiple epidemics reveals the dark undercurrents of discontent- obesity, opioid abuse, homelessness and ignorance run rampant. The cornucopia overflows, but our fractured society is increasingly divided into winners and losers, and it’s ever more acceptable to blame the losers for being victims of some moral failing.
In this sermon, Rev Chris Johnson explores the interplay between material desires, spiritual need and the mindless pursuit of status. It is indeed possible to die rich, having lived a life devoid of happiness or spiritual awareness. It’s also possible to die rich, having accumulated no material wealth. Do you know the secret to obtaining true riches in this life? Hint- it has little to do with money, and everything to do with your own level of awareness.