- Yielding to the ministry with unquestioning obedience. In a world that questions everything and wants to know reasons behind things, the Amish for the most part are free of that, accepting and yielding is the only acceptable response to the rules and regulations of the church.
- Yielding to the school board. Next to the ministry they had the most power in the community.
- Yielding to your neighbor. Always being more concerned about his rights than your own.
- The worst yielding, and one that thankfully I never had to personally experience, was yielding to a team of men that would control every single penny you earned. This was reserved for those that had poor financial management. Filing bankruptcy is not an option, instead this team will step in and manage your money for you until you're debt free, they'll tell you what to work, how, when, and where. They'll give you a tiny grocery allowance to buy just the most basic of basic essentials. Anything you could possibly live without you will have to live without. Not fun for those involved, but this system did work.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Y ~ Yield
Of the basic things that makes an Amish church work, is the importance of knowing how to yield to those in authority and each other.