We collect things. Things fill our shelves, boxes, closets – rooms.
Entire television programs have been devoted to the excess of stuff. An entire industry revolves around the storage of our overflow of stuff.
Many lives are cluttered. Some psychologists contend that hoarding is symptomatic; it points to inward turmoil. They’re probably right.
Incidentally, Jesus doesn’t keep any disciples on the basis of nostalgia: “If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away” (Jn. 15:2). Jesus throws away stuff.
Let us search our hearts, clear the clutter, and make room for eternity. It’s in our hearts (Ecc. 3:11). It’s probably under our stuff.