If I were to borrow your car for a few days, you would expect me to return it undamaged. Not that I could guarantee that your car won’t get scratched, but you would hold me accountable for the care of it.
I think it’s fair to say that discontent is an epidemic today. And I believe a lot of it has to do with the fact that our expectations are so high. Advertising gives us the impression that we can be perpetually young, strong and good looking.
One of the pieces of advice that Jesus gave to his followers was, “Don’t get cluttered with possessions.” Or as he put it, do not take a purse or bag or sandals. Jesus was warning against the gathering of too much stuff in life.