Longing for an island

While holidaying in the Virgin Islands, magazine editor William Falk each day found himself gazing across the water to a little island and thinking that’s where he’d like to be – a place where life was simple. ‘My problem,’ he said. ‘Is my life is too full.’
That’s the great paradox of our age; we have too much of a good thing. We’re surrounded by so much food that obesity is a national crisis. We have so much entertainment, information and stuff to buy that we value nothing. It leaves us staring at an island on the horizon, wondering what it would be like to just walk away.
But we don’t have to. If we want, we can choose the freedom of simplicity right where we are, and discover for ourselves that ancient wisdom of the Bible that ‘godliness with contentment’ is life’s greatest wealth.

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