A Little Nudge

The religion of shopping


Being religious is not only about a set of beliefs or going to a church, temple or mosque. Religion can be anything that demands our time, money, energy and allegiance. Take shopping for example.

As we enter our major shopping centres and department stores, we pass through attractively adorned entrances to the 'temple of acquisition'. We are greeted by 'priestesses' dressed immaculately in clinical white, standing behind 'altars' and offering 'eternal youth and the sweet smelling incense of life.'

Further on, there are more assistants offering us more 'religious experiences encouraging us to surrender our time, energy and money on more 'must have' items.

Is shopping wrong? No, except when we try to fill our lives by acquiring things, when only knowing Jesus can bring true satisfaction.

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