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Simplicity is a spiritual discipline. Simplicity through minimalism as suggested by Marie Kondo and adopted by young adults does not in and of itself imply peace, as Millennials and Gen Y still seem anxious and uneasy. Nor is simplicity gained from rejecting social demands such as community or church engagement.

Spiritual simplicity comes from prioritizing the things that are essential or important and from doing the right things at the right time for the right amount of time. It is rejecting the interruptions and secondary things until we have the space and time to rightly deal with them.

My cell phone rang while I was in the middle of a haircut, and the barber asked if I wanted to answer that call. He seemed more anxious than I did. It was not the time or place to answer my phone. It was so fifteen minutes later. Choose a better, more engaged and meaningful life. Understand your core priorities, and value and live your life consistently with those core values.

Blessings, Pastor Curtis