Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Comment

A friend of mine sent this picture to me in an email and said, "I guess these precious people I met in Mexico never heard the teaching about God being pleased by your expensive houses." GF


Susan said...

I remember hearing the (former) pastor mention not shopping in a thrift store. After buying 2 nice infant Christmas dresses years ago at a children's clothing consignment sale (red velveteen Alexis and Bryan brands) for approx. $16 for both, I had decided I enjoyed this type of value shopping! I dismissed his comment, because it was only his opinion.
I believe he did not want us to have a "thrift store mentality" - to be able to see ourselves being able to do better - but, I shop and save there (or at a consignment shop or a yard sale when I choose) purely by choice and equate myself to a "virtuous woman" (as I'm causing a financial savings)!
There is nothing wrong with doing well and having nice things w/in "your means", or stepping up as God blesses you. I feel for those who may have purchased homes above their means at his "encouragement". It's a shame that people have allowed the word of a man to direct their lives.
I feel the pastor thought "he would look better" if we wore expensive clothing and lived in expensive homes. I felt he would be embarrassed if someone saw me in a thrift store and knew I attended his church. There were a number of times I received compliments on my wonderful second-hand clothing while attending that church! If you do it right, no one knows anyway!
By the way, GF, I see smiles on the faces of people in this house! God bless them.

Anonymous said...

The first thing I noticed about this photo was the smiles! Love it!

L said...

I love this picture!

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