Ministry Theme of the Month
Definition: freedom from complexity; absence of complication, luxury, pretentiousness, or ornament
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger,
more complex, and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage —
to move in the opposite direction.
—E. F. Schumacher
by Martha Postlewaite
Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worth of rescue.
In this age of information overload how do we reclaim simplicity in our lives? Can we?
Do we even want to?
How does the lack of simplicity affect our quality of life—from cradle to grave?