Sunday, August 06, 2006

How Much Land Does A Man Need

As we pack and unpack I ask, do we really need all this stuff. Today we went out and bought even more…stuff. Stuff we need? I thought so, but as I look around our half-packed, half unpacked possessions I wonder.

Reminds me of a short story by Leo Tolstoy. Take a few minutes to read it if you haven’t already. For the parable is mightier than advice.

1 comment:

  1. That is one of my favorite Tolstoy stories. I first read it when I was a young teenager, at a time when I really was obsessed with gaining things (most often in the form of electronic devices). Indeed, parable is stronger than advice, becuase the message forced me to reevaluate.