Today will be my last post in this category, Christian Parenting, for a little while. So I thought that Simplicity would be a great discipline to end with. What is simplicity? It is different for everybody but is grounded in contentment and joy. Contentment with one’s situation and Joy in one’s circumstances, without both of these realities, one will never be able to embrace simplicity.
Prov. 30:7 “Two things I ask of you, O Lord; do not refuse me before I die:
Prov. 30:8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.
Prov. 30:9 Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.
Poverty is not chosen but is imposed, while simplicity is chosen;
Poverty is the result of greed, simplicity is the antidote to greed;
Poverty enslaves, simplicity liberates.