(Siam Paragon Mall, Bangkok, perhaps the most opulent-upscale mall I have ever been in, and just two train stops from Bangkok's red-light district)
When things have become precious to us...
... things like...
- our possesions
- our work
- our status
- our positions
- even our friends and families
...they can become idols that compete with God in our lives.
(Richard Stearns, The Hole In Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us?, 42)