I believe that there is a dangerous new affluenza virus affecting America. It is the H1N2 virus. It is the have 1, need 2 virus. We are afflicted in America with affluenza, believing that if we have one of something, that we really need 2 more of it because it is new, improved, different, better or a new model. This happens in spite of the fact that the one we have works and functions just fine.
In most of the world, they have H0N1…have none, need 1. I believe that God wants to get us to the point where were are afflicted with H1N0…have 1, need none…so we can share the resources that we would have spend for that which we don't need for those that are in need of just the basics.
Paul wrote "For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. And if we have food and covering, with these we shall be content" (1 Tim. 6:7-8, HCSV).
It seems that this season more than any other brings out our unhealthy desire to want more of what isn't necessary. May God guide us to a more simple expression of love during this holiday season so that we can be cured of this H1N2 affluenza virus.