Tuesday, July 11, 2017
ON THIS FEAST OF SAINT BENEDICT, TINY HOUSE SPIRITUALITY IS VERY CATHOLIC!
My favorite cable network is HGTV and my favorite shows are the House Hunters (all versions), the Flip or Flops and tiny house, which is a House Hunters versions.
Tiny House's buyers intrigue me. Most of them want to simplify their lives and downsize. Many of them say doing so is very freeing.
Indeed, living in a tiny house isn't for everyone, but it does hearken to Gospel Simplicity even if those downsizing aren't Catholic. Perhaps Gospel simplicity or at least the desire for it is a part of natural law, written in our souls?
Not too long ago, religious who vowed poverty lived very simple lives--maybe two or three habits, and a set of lay clothing, etc. Their closets would be very small and quite empty. Not so much today. I have a priest friend, not in vowed poverty, who has closets of clothes he never wears.!
Look at the new homes built today compared to the ranch style of the 1950's--closets the size of bedrooms if not larger are now the norm and bathroom as big a living rooms too! What's up with that?
Can you live in a Tiny House? Do you have tiny house Gospel simplicity written in your soul or at least a desire for it?