Colossians Remixed (Brian J. Walsh & Sylvia Keesmaat) is the book I am reading right now.
It is intense. It is forcing me out onto the balcony every morning to reflect and cry out to God for wisdom and discernment. For how to live in this age of global empire. Where I am tempted every hour it feels by new things and wanting to buy and this deep, ugly, evil, unsatiable desire for more. more more more more more.
I might live in Cambodia where I am surrounded by the grinding reality of poverty. Of people who don’t even have their most basic needs met. Of forced evictions. Of human trafficking. And still the ugly monster (I want more) rears its head. And I covet what I don’t have.
God forgive me.
And teach me how to live. And give me the courage and the discipline to obey.