My doctoral advisor who was schooled as a philosopher said that serious work articulating the human condition should have profundity, parsimony and elegance. Nothing more. A profound thought said well, said clear, and with beauty is the art of human connection.
Even those without a religious upbringing know the great, elegant words of Jesus. But let’s not forget the clarity found in James’ words found in chapter two of his great epistle. James seems to have picked up Jesus’ penchant for saying great things well.
Here he says; “Faith without works is dead.” Word and deed fitting together. Can we really be sure we got life right until we look at that profound, elegant little phrase?