Lent Day #16 | Simplicity

We live in a world that is full of new and exciting things. The speed at which information is created is increasing at break-neck speeds. There was a time when it was possible to know everything about a specific area of knowledge. In today’s world, disciplines are so specialized it is amazing we can say we know anything at all.

What is amazing to me is this, in Jesus we find simplicity as the unifying reality of existence. Jesus did not need the newest and best toys to be happy. Companionship and enjoying the everyday experiences of life were sufficient. God has a way of taking the ordinary artifacts of life and transforming them into something extraordinary. A rock, a stick, a net. It simply did not matter what it was, it became something significant and meaningful in Jesus’ hands.

As I continue to walk in faith I hope to find a way of living more simply. Is there something I must let go of? Is there someone I must engage and rebuild a relationship with? Is there something I must do, that I have left undone?

These and many more questions I ask myself as I get older. As the days in my life pass. I pray I make the most of each one.

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I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, and author. I am an avid Cubs fan and a lover of Chicago-style Deep Dish pizza.

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