But if we are really honest, it's not a need, it's a want.
I mean really, if you step back and evaluate this situation, we did it to ourselves. We (America) has now become the greediest, most obese, me-focused group on the planet. It makes me sad. I remember the old TV commercial of the American Indian standing on the side of the road and watching as cars drove by throwing their trash at his feet. Now substitute Jesus into that commercial. it must really break His heart to watch America go about it's daily life. He was so simple in his message and his living with the disciples. People tell me all the time, "I don't know how to spread the Gospel. I don't know how to reach people". Jesus gave us great examples of being like him. Love people where they are at. Feed and clothe and house the needy. Forgive others. Be last, not first.
Unfortunately when you propose that last one at Walmart, people really bristle up. "I'm not giving up my spot in the line!" yep We have more food and money and belongings than 90% of the world but we still want more.
People in Haiti live in homes that are 10 x 20' (200 sq ft) Our homes have kitchens bigger than that. Not that we need all that space but we tell ourselves, "I need that"....As a leader of Christ followers, I have to tell you, we don't need that..we want that. big difference. If you have storage lockers and extra buildings to hold all your stuff, it's time to re evaluate....