At MMFS, we work to learn what is most central to one another’s lives, needs, and concerns. The testimony of simplicity allows us to connect with simple truths and a search for what within us is uncomplicated by external or extraneous concerns. We value the spirit over the material.
Simplicity asks us to be mindful, to seek to understand how we might balance our energies and resources to attend to the good of ourselves, our communities, and our world. We attempt to keep popular culture in perspective at school to avoid distraction from what we are learning in the classroom. We explore the relationships between simplicity and each of the other testimonies. Where can we make simple expressions of peace? How do we keep integrity central? What is basic to our community? How do we practice stewardship effectively? In sharing these processes, we find the joy and address the challenges of keeping simplicity in focus.