Everything is spiritual, even our spending. What we buy, how we buy it, when we buy it, how impulsively we buy it all pertains to our spiritual life.
A person made the thing, grew the thing, sewed the thing, transported the thing everything we purchase is not limited to the store. I have come to the resolve that there is not one thing I do in life that is not connected to spirituality, and spending for me was the biggest one. When I had extra money, I would add it to the budget as if it was a crowned jewel only to be tossed at an extra night out to eat or an opportunity to purchase a new piece of furniture, comic book or garden tool.
Infrequently did I find myself actually calculating whether or not a purchase was really necessary. And in a very narrow fashion, I never took a moment to consider how my consumer habits, all the way down to the loaf of bread wrapped in a plastic bag, was impacting the environment.
Every time we hand over cash, swipe our debit card, open a new credit card account, display a particular item in our home, we are making a statement on the kind of world we are ok living in. It is time we consider the true cost and spirituality of our spending.