KIS

Isn’t serendipitous that we ‘re reminded of profound truth through simple slogans that seem to occur in our daily pursuits. Today in Our Daily Bread I’m reminded to keep it simple. If I’m not careful, I can complicate the simple and confound the difficult.

There are two areas of interest I want to talk about. The first is political. I believe we’re fortunate to have recorded history that allows us to look back and see what went wrong and what worked well. James Madison, our 4th president who was instrumental in writing the constitution and author of The Federalist Papers, is often quoted. Today I read this quote: “It will be of little avail to the people who the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.” I don’t think I need to expound on this, President Madison’s quote is self-explanatory.

The second part of this post is to apply keep it simple in our spiritual life. One of my favorite quotes is from Francis of Assisi, “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”

So for today I’m going to remember to keep it simple. One more quote,  “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.” Aldous Huxley

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