Simplicity: Simplicity of Apparel
Part 4 of the series “Simplicity” as part of Practicing The Way. We humans have a surpassingly complex, emotional relationship to clothing. Behind the excess, waste, and vanity of modern fashion is an ancient biblical story in which clothing is a response to sin and shame. A strategy to mask our deepest fear – that we cannot be loved as we are. It comes as no surprise that the New Testament writers warn of the many ways that clothing can cause distraction and division in Jesus’ community of love, the church. In this teaching we go beyond minimalism to discover a deep internal freedom.