I've been reading a lot of John Wesley's Works recently. He had some harsh things to say about the over-consumption of his time:
"O ye that have riches in possession, once more hear the word of the Lord! Ye that are rich of this world, that have food to eat, and raiment to put on, and something over, are you clear of the curse of loving the world? Are you sensible of your danger? Do you feel, 'How hardly will they that have riches enter into the kingdom of heaven?' Do you continue unburned in the midst of fire? Are you untouched with love of the world? Are you clear from the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, and the pride of life? Do you 'put a knife to your throat,' when you sit down to meat, lest your table should be a snare to you? Is not your belly your God? Is not eating and drinking, or any other pleasure of sense, the greatest pleasure you enjoy? Do not you seek happiness in dress, furniture, pictures, gardens, or anything else that pleases the eye? Do not you grow soft and delicate; unable to bear cold, heat, the wind or the rain, as you did when you were poor? Are you not increasing in goods, laying up treasures on earth; instead of restoring to God in the poor, no so much, or so much, but all that you can spare? Sure, 'it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven!' . . .
"Was not another cause of it your despising that excellent help, union with a Christian society? Have you not read, 'How can one be warm alone?' and, 'Woe be unto him that is alone when he falleth?' But you have companions enough. Perhaps more than enough; more than are helpful to your soul. But have you enough that are athirst for God, and that labour to make you so? Have you companions enough that watch over your soul, as they must give account; and that freely and faithfully warn you, if you take any false step, or are in danger of doing so? I fear you have few of these companions, or else you would bring forth better fruit!" (from "On God's Vineyard," The Complete Works of John Wesley, Volume 7 pp. 212-13)