Don’t confuse simple with easy. The two are not the same. In fact, most simple things are not easy. Losing weight is simple. Eat less, move more, or some combination of the two. But ask any overweight person how easy it is to lose merely a couple pounds and you see just how difficult it is to actually do. Now, let’s look at the teachings of Jesus. He made great teachings very simple but they are anything but easy. He took the ten commandments and simplified them into just two.
When asked what the most important commands are by a Pharisee lawyer, Jesus answered in Matthew 22:37:
1. Love God
2. Love Others
That’s it. Simple right? But anything from being easy. Anybody can make something complicated but few can take the most complicated and make them simple. Jesus made it simple for us. Now it’s up to us to respond. Obey or don’t. Easy right?
Now here is the question I wrestle with. What would my life look like if I just did these two commands with everything I got? Utterly amazing and totally life changing is the answer.
I believe it’s time to get on with it.