Marketing gives us the lie that if we only buy this item, then it will change who we are and then we’ll do things differently. Laws and Politics give us the lie that if only we pass this law or elect this person, then they will change who we are and we’ll do things differently.
Faith is different. It says – you can’t change who you are through stuff (marketing) or force (politics and law). Only God can change who you are. And God changes you through your heart and your head. When our hearts and our heads are changed, then it doesn’t matter what the law says or what we buy – they no longer have sway over us. Yes we comply with the law, but recognize it is no longer a savior. Yes we continue to buy stuff, but recognize that the stuff is less important.