Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
As I’m getting older, I’m slowly outgrowing my need for lots of ‘stuff’.
I pour over organizing websites, drool over closet makeovers, and busy myself with decluttering things we no longer need.
Getting my physical world in order is a direct result of a lot of work in my psychological world. After lots of therapy and loads of prayer, I’m ready to tackle the clutter – both in my brain and in my house.
Having less stuff equals less stress for me, in a million different ways. There will be less for me to clean up and less things to lose. I’ll have MORE overall — more time, more peace and more memories.
In striving for a simpler life, we have an amazing model in St Clare.
She was born to a wealthy Italian family, but soon ignored the riches of her family to follow St Francis of Assisi. After learning from St Francis, she went on to write her own Rule of Life for her order that would be known as the Poor Clares. She was the first woman in Church history to write a monastic rule. She influenced her family greatly, as her sister and mother came to join her in her order.
One of the most well known Poor Clares of today’s time is Mother Angelica, the driving force behind EWTN.
Does St Clare inspire you? How are you living a simpler life?
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