…in a magazine.
That’s kinda provocative but it’s true, although not what you are thinking.
It’s a toy magazine. And even though it is mostly educational type toys, he is obsessed. He kept talking about his “wishes” and finally my wife told him to circle the things that he wanted.
He has a lot of wishes.
I came home the other day and he met me at the door to say, “I need a dollar because I cleaned my room.” The kids do chores, some for money and some just because they should do them.
He lost his first tooth and we are playing the “tooth fairy” game. He asked if he would get $5. We laughed in his face. He got 50 cents.
He wants to go to the toy store as soon as money comes in. He loves Lightning McQueen as most boys his age.
The life-long battle of materialism has begun for my 5-year-old. I know I am still in that battle, as well as much of the world, especially developed first-world countries like the USA.
I remember the excitement of toy catalogs, especially near Christmas time. G.I. Joe and Transformers. I also loved the Johnson Smith (wow! still in business and online) catalog that had magic tricks, pranks, and novelty items.
For me, I guess it’s books now, or some electronic gadget.
We like to preach and teach about hot topics like homosexuality, or any sexuality period. Worship problems and denominational doctrines.
But millions and millions of people, including Christians, are losing the war against stuff. Christmas time is upon us again. The economy is down so spending will probably be down. And the government and CEOs are hoping for as much materialism as possible to help our economy.
But at what cost?
1 John 2:15-17