The Wisdom of Making Complex Things Simple

Once you have read 5000 pages on the meaning of the gospel it is really easy to have a concept of the Gospel that is not easy to state in a simple manner much less share in a way others can share it.

I cannot stress the importance of study nearly enough. Study is essential to our growth in Christ. We don’t need to become anti-intellectual. That is the wrong path.

But we do need to be wise. There is a big difference between being an intellectual and being wise. I will come back to that in a moment.

The more we study the more complex and nuanced things seem to be. The more nuanced our message becomes. The more difficult it is to pass it on.

We need to keep bringing things back to the core – to the simplest explanation we can manage. This takes wisdom. Anyone can make and keep something complicated. A wise person can take complicated things and make them simple.

I would go on but I don’t want to overcomplicate things!

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