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Reflections on Life & Faith

by Revd Adam Childs

Some of you may already know that our family is expecting our third child to arrive in just a few short weeks. As we prepare for this exciting time, my wife Becky has entered into the nesting stage of her pregnancy and has adopted the Marie Kondo method of tidying up.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Marie Kondo, she is a Japanese organising consultant who has developed a method of tidying up that emphasises simplifying our possessions and only keeping what brings us joy or serves a necessary purpose. When I think about her method, it makes me think that as Christians, we can apply a similar method to our spiritual lives.

As followers of Christ, we know that our faith journey is not just about accumulating possessions or achieving worldly success. Instead, our focus should be on building meaningful relationships with God and others and living a life that honours Him.

Just as Marie Kondo's method emphasises simplifying our possessions, we should also simplify our hearts and minds by removing anything that distracts us from our faith and hinders our relationship with God. This could mean decluttering our schedules and prioritising time for prayer, worship, and serving others.

The Marie Kondo method also emphasises the importance of surrounding ourselves with items that bring us joy. As Christians, we can apply this principle by focusing on the things that bring us joy in our faith journey. This could include spending time with fellow believers, reading uplifting books, listening to worship music, or participating in activities that deepen our relationship with God. By simplifying our lives and focusing on what truly brings us joy and purpose, we can live a more fulfilling life as Christians.

This can serve as a useful tool for Christians looking to simplify their lives and focus on what truly brings them joy and purpose.

As we navigate the challenges of daily life, let us remember to prioritise our faith journey and focus on building meaningful relationships with God and others. May we all be inspired to live a life that honours Him.


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