Minimalist blogs are often devoid of spirituality. Either that, or they’re focused on being very ‘mainstream’ and inoffensive towards anyone. Maybe a Buddhist teaching here and there… throw in a bit of “Zen” and occasionally, you’ll even see some Hindu theories. After all, with massive amounts of “Buddhas” being present in every dollar-store, the fat, smiling man with the long ears can hardly be called offensive to anyone.
Jesus is a little different. Although he has sometimes been portrayed as ‘the nice man who seeks peace on earth and loves everyone’ (or even ‘the baby’ who does just that), it’s not what the Bible teaches us about Him. After all, He was the one that got so angry once, that He turned over the merchant’s tables at the temple, calling their owners ‘thieves’. Back then, He was offensive sometimes. And now, in the year 2017, He still is.
So, with that in mind I’m going to write the next article. Although I know of a few minimalist bloggers that are Christians, I have yet to see a post dedicated to ‘minimalism in the Bible’. It’s a shame, because the Bible has many things to teach us on the concept of minimalism. Maybe not being a minimalist for the sake of it, but you can call it ‘simplicity’. Having enough in what you own and not seeking for more! More! More! constantly.