“The Spiritual Implications of Stuff”
Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.
The comedian George Carlin famously (and hilariously) spoke of how much of our life's energy is spent finding a place to put our "stuff." He says the meaning of life itself is trying to find a place to store our stuff. A home, he says, is pretty much a pile of our stuff with a cover on it. (If you don't know his routine, it's well worth searching for "stuff" and "George Carlin" on YouTube.)
Carlin is on to something. Our relationship to things — literally the stuff in our lives — is complicated. Stuff can be a source of meaning and memory, but it can also be a burden and a distraction. On Sunday, we'll give thought to the deeper meaning of the stuff in our lives.