From Purchases to Practices


“With their quick reliable hits of satisfaction,
purchases are seductive. Building our life around them almost
guarantees that we will never take the risk of embracing practices,
which call us to long sustained difficulties and deferred
gratification. But if we build our lives around practices, if our lives
are defined by choosing what is initially difficult and staying
committed to it over time, not only will the practices deliver
long-lasting satisfaction — our purchases will take on a new and more
satisfying quality.”
~Andy Crouch, From Purchases to Practices