I have just begun reading 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. Here is an excerpt from the first chapter.
“And tonight my kids here with me in the land of plenty threw away a pound of food because they didn’t have ketchup.
How can we extract our children from this filthy engine where indulgence and ignorance and ungratefulness and waste are standard protocol? Where they know they can throw perfectly good food away because there is always more in the pantry?”
Wow! I have had similar feelings, but doesn’t Jen Hatmaker put it perfectly into perspective? In this wonderful land of plenty, where we are so blessed to reside, we have almost become a machine….and our kids along with us as we hand them everything they could ever want, and more, on a platter.
I have a feeling this book may just get me looking more closely at my own life, and finding some excess that I haven’t been aware of. Or perhaps just won’t admit?