I’m having a problem and I am posting it in Spirituality because my question pertains to the spiritual life: do possessions hinder us spiritually?
I’m very attracted to the vow of poverty because, at least in my mind, it means seek everything in God and emptying myself of all attachments in this world. But I live and work in the world which has meant buying a car. I wanted a reliable, good car since I’ll most likely be working for awhile. My car cost $30,000 of which I owe $24,000 still. Sometimes I feel bad about that like I shouldn’t own it, like I won’t be able to be as holy with it…
Is it bad to buy things? Do things hinder our spiritual life? Do they limit our love of God? It seems like some spiritual Fathers and Mothers have said we need to detach from all things in order to love God alone.
Pax Christi tecum.