Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. Luke 22: 35
“Our mind is our worst enemy” says a learned man. It is true in so many ways. Satisfaction lies in our mind. Our satisfaction is not depending on the external things we posses. It depends on our inner attitude.
Jesus made his disciples to go to villages without money and comfort of the sandals. Then when he asked whether they lacked anything, the disciples told him that they did not lack anything.
Are they nuts?
They did miss sense of security when they did not carry their purse. They did miss their favourite things of comfort when they left their bags behind. Their bare foot must have reminded them surely of their cosy homes.
Yet, in spite of all these material lacking, they proclaimed that they did not lack anything.
That is strange!
Truly, God’s economy is a strange one!
God continually makes us realise that it is not the material things, but the inner peace which we possess through God’s grace which makes us happy.
It was said that while scanning different things displayed in a shop, Socrates remarked that I came here to check how much happy I am in spite of not possessing all these things.
When we have the Godly attitude, we will surely live a life of contentment. World strives to tell us that we need so many things to live a comfortable and a confident life. TV advertisements only points to what we lack and make us feel inferior to the ones possessing it. But we need to realise that only God can lead us towards a fulfilling life.
Biblical satisfaction is completely contrasting to our modern culture of consumerism. Our culture says we are the happiest when we possess different latest things but Bible teaches us that in spite of our possession or lack of possession of material things, satisfaction comes from doing what God wants us to do.