Simple Living: Our Generation’s “Fail”?

You know how this time of year gets crazy busy? And we all resume talking about how we should simplify our lives? Well here we are, entering the holiday season. A holiday season that can have the joy sucked right out of it, if we are not careful.

I think our generation has been charged with simplifying our lives, and I think we are failing. What do I mean by that? Here are a few quotes and links, if you would like to dig in: (I found it stunning to see how often this topic has been addressed during the past decade. Obviously, it is of concern to the Brethren.)

• In 1980, when the Church embraced the 3-hour block program, one of the two key purposes was “to allow Church members more time for personal gospel study, for service to others, and for meaningful activities.” (link here.)

• Elder L. Tom Perry: “In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives.” (Let Him Do It With Simplicity, October 2008)

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