Wikipedia says over 350 million Rubiks cubes have been sold. There are only about 315 million people in the United States. If you are like me and cannot solve the damn thing, or if you are like my bother and can solve the bube in seconds, you cannot deny that the cube is a bit of a hit.
Regardless of how complex the cube is, it would be harder to solve if there were complicating factors. For instance, what if every time you turned the cube, someone punched you in the gut? Or what if the cube was covered in butter and you had to wear mittens? Even the most skilled rubiks solver would find it impossible to solve the complex puzzle with such complicating factors.
This is all obvious and yet, we church folk are great at making things complicated.
One time I asked a church member at a previous church to get plates for the kitchen. The person was under the impression that they needed to get permission from some people. And so for weeks the church was without plates because the person responsible for getting the plates was out asking people who he needed to talk with to approve the plate selection.
What the heck? They are plates. They need to hold food. That is the requirement for plates. Yet this person, with the greatest of intentions was complicating a rather simple task.
I could go on and on, but you get the point.
The church does not need to dumb down theology or spirituality or membership vows or church committees or anything else. We would best be served by embracing our complexity.
The mysteries of creation are already complex enough, we don't need to complicate them.