Hungarians have modern conveniences too, but this trip our flat has a "retro" washer, requiring a separate spinner machine before we dry clothes on a rack.
But I still have it easy compared to my friend's 85-year-old neighbor who washes her clothes on a washboard and has no elevator to her sixth floor flat.
Although it's apparently a myth that Marie Antoinette said "Let them eat cake" when she heard the peasants had no bread, it's none-the-less a good analogy for how out of touch with reality many of us have become.
I'm praying I'll begin to realize the difference between necessities and luxuries. I want to be grateful for things I take for granted. Can I pray for you too?
"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:18