Taking Manhood Back


Contentment means not only saying, “Enough,” but also saying, “Well done.” It is the ability to rest in the knowledge that our participation and production in this life have been good. Contentment comes from the person, not the circumstances or possessions. It is about who we are as men rather than what we have collected.

– Darrin Patrick, The Dude’s Guide to Manhood, page 61

After we all have opened our Christmas gifts and saw the surplus of what we have, it is good to go back to what contentment is. It is not just saying I have enough already but also knowing and fully believing that all I have is found in Christ already. The knowledge of knowing how good God is to us this year gives us the ability to be generous and give to others and not hoard stuff. This is the essence of becoming rich for life.