on simplicity



"The Christian Discipline of simplicity is an inward reality that results in an outward lifestyle.  Both the inward and the outward aspects of simplicity are essential....To attempt to arrange an outward lifestyle of simplicity without the inward reality leads to deadly legalism. [...]God intends that we should have adequate material provision.  There is misery today from a simple lack of provision, just as there is misery when people try to make a life out of provision....Scripture declares consistently and forcefully that the creation is good and to be enjoyed."

~ Richard Foster