Bureaucrats


I love bureaucracy. The Florida Department of Labor recently reported, “The increase in unemployment last month resulted from workers losing their jobs.”

The Ohio Health Department stated, “Death certificates are to be ordered one week in advance of death.”

A government fire prevention pamphlet states, “Exit access is that part of a means of egress that leads to an entrance to an exit.” (Who can’t understand that?)

But here’s my favorite. The Ohio Department of Administrative Services sent a memo to explain how to figure out future Leap Years. “Leap Year is determined if the four-digit year can be divided by four unless the year can be divided by 100. Then it is not a Leap Year, unless the year can be divided by 400. Then it is a Leap Year, unless the year can be divided by 4,000. Then it is not a Leap Year, unless the year is 200 or 600 or after a year that is divided by 900. Then it is a Leap Year.”

People are funny. We have an amazing ability to make the simple appear complex, while God does just the opposite. Life is about complexity. But God is about simplicity. And grace.


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