In Acts 20, Paul bids farewell to the church leaders in Ephesus with a blessing and an admonition to follow in Jesus' footsteps, effectively handing them over to the Holy Spirit and releasing them from his tutelage. And Leeann and I begin the conversation about the practice of simplicity with an overview of how our society has developed a culture of consumerism and a warped view of abundance. Next time, we'll talk about some practical steps for living out the practice of simplicity.