This article in Eureka Street highlights once again the insidious nature of the consumer culture that we live in. It also highlights to me the addictive nature of what we fall for. We don’t control it; it controls us. Our lives are no longer our own (they’re never really our own anyway. Our lives belong to to God of the universe, but you know what I mean).

Daniel Donahoo and Tania Andrusiak make a brilliant point in this article as they observe the intrigue of their child –

“Our children are not our children. They, like all of us, live in a world saturated in brands, commercialism and all manner of hyped-up toys”

Mark Sayers has alot to say about this in his book, The Trouble with Paris. The good news is that the gospel is also good news to the rich. And that is us.

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