Dr. Mark Troyer – “Keep It Simple”
“Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with Him and learn a life of love.” – Ephesians 5:1-2 (The Message)
Life sometimes gets very complicated. Governmental regulations change, family dynamics are often times not easy, our jobs and roles within those jobs shift. It’s hard sometimes to keep straight all the teaching, training, and techniques thrown at us over a lifetime and remember to apply them in the right situation and at the right time.
In a book by Robert Fulghum called Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, he makes a great case for taking large concepts and making them simple. Think about how these things would work in our everyday life if we applied them to our work, our family, our interactions at church, and in our neighborhoods.
Don’t hit people.
Clean up your own messes.
Say you’re sorry when you hit people.
Everything you needed to know is in there. Ephesians reminds us that just by watching what God does and then doing it, we learn proper behavior. Keep it simple.
- Dr. Mark Troyer, Vice President for Enrollment Management