Their property held them in chains … which shackled their courage and choked their faith … and throttled their souls … They think of themselves as owners, whereas it is they rather who are owned; enslaved as they are to their own property. – Cyprian, third-century bishop of Carthage
Today I emptied my closet. Every year I go through and get rid of the things I have accumulated. I now only use three drawers instead of five and I have half my closet space back. I think we kid ourselves when we think we own our possessions. Cyprian was correct when he said, “They think of themselves as owners, whereas it is they rather who are owned.” Perhaps this why Jesus said, “where your treasure is (your possessions), there your heart is also.” Where is your treasure?