Ministry Theme of the Month

 

Ministry Theme of the Month

Simplicity

 

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

Clearing

by Martha Postlewaite

Do not try to save

the whole world

or do anything grandiose.

Instead, create

a clearing

in the dense forest

of your life

and wait there

patiently,

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?