I found it amusing, meaningful, and helpful that the Scripture verse for a daily meditation seemed to speak to my pack-rat nature. Indeed I am one, but I am getting better at not being a hoarder.
"Do not be concerned about storing up treasures on earth...Store up treasure for yourselves in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves cannot break in and steal." -Matthew 6:19-20
Now I am no theologian or Bible scholar, and even if the meaning of these verses does not pertain to pack-rat behavior, I think they would certainly help curb it.
Interestingly enough, this particular meditation comes in the month of December. In this season that more and more seems to be about consumerism and less about the importance of the birth of Christ, I find these verses helpful because I am reminded that in the end, material things don't mean anything. It is what I store up in heaven, what I give of myself and not of my wallet to God and my fellow human beings, that is really important.
Treasure doesn't have to be gold or silver (try telling that to Captain Jack Sparrow!), an iPod or a Wii, a pair of $100 jeans or a gift card. Treasure is the family and friends that God blessed us with. Treasure includes all the non-material gifts that God has given each of us. Most importantly, this different kind of treasure is the remembrance of our Savior's arrival to this world.