Sunday, January 16, 2011

If You Don't Know...


- Bill Mollison, co-founder of the world-wide permaculture movement

     There is a lot to be said for the common acronym, KISS.  It's short, memorable and encourages proper perspective. 
     Keeping it simple is far from stupid. Our world is no less full of evil than it was in the time before the Flood.  It is, however; flooded with more mercy and more of God's wisdom and promise than it was before Yahshuah's coming and since. 
     Yahshuah said that the kingdom is for those who come to Him as a little child.  The kingdom of heaven, vast and eternal Glory, is so simple that a child can grasp it.  Yet, it eludes many of us because we refuse to embrace the very simplicity that brings us the peace and power to attain it.  Why? 
     Because simple is NOT easy.
     Returning to our Jewish roots is not complicated.  There is no need to trudge through lengthy and often erroneous rabbinical teaching in order to understand the basics of the Torah. The Ten Commandments will suffice.  Returning to purity is not complicated.  There is no need to break down the psycholgical affectations of music videos on society.  Mary's example and that of Ruth and Esther will suffice.  Returning our earth to a healthy and balanced state is not complicated.  There is no need to read massive studies on glacier meltdown or memorize oil drill depth ratios.  It will suffice to view water, nutrient-rich soil, skilled trades and community as our best resources, rather than worthless pieces of paper, printed with ink.
     As we used to say, back in the day, "It ain't that deep."  The simplest answers are right in front of our eyes.  They will suffice.  But we don't want sufficiency, we want surplus.  We don't want the simple answers  because they challenge our senses of comfort and convenience. We ignore them, disdain them, like the Pharisees of old, who would rather kill a King than be ruled by Him.
     They missed it.  We've missed it.  We need a more simplistic view of everything from worship to career, from recycling to feminity. Do what God wants us to do the way He wants us to do it and our nation, our world will have no choice but to flourish.  This is the new old way.  The latest retro style.  Plain and simple.
     Now you know.

1 comment:

Angela said...

perfectly said. i'm so inspired by how you devour content and rework it into digestable and beautiful expression.

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