(alternatively titled, Why I'm not a Christian.)
Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” (Mark 10: 21)
How do you rationalize possessions when you are a follower of Jesus? (No. I do not want to debate you nor exchange Midrash.)
The turning point to my present state of mind began with taking down the water-saving shower head and putting up a modest, but ample one.
Mind you the angst over a showerhead’s GPM rating is an angst of the 10%: guilt of unearned privilege, thriftiness as a virtue, and riches require great responsibility.
Replacing a miserly trickle (almost as bad as a navy shower, but at least the water is warm), with a wide open flow asks an unanswerable question: Where is the balance between discomfort and squandering?