Too often we are expected to follow along without knowing why we are doing what we are doing. Christian practices are no different, like prayer. Prayer isn’t meant to be a last ditch effort to get the Almighty to save us from our human failures. Prayer instead is an ongoing response to our joy in the Lord.
Consumerism is not the rejection of spirituality for materialism. For many people, consumerism is a type of spirituality – if offers purpose, meaning, and identity.