In my career as a software tester, frequently, I am told how easy a code change was as an explanation of how easy the testing should be. “Oh, it was just a one line code change. It shouldn’t take you long.” But I cannot recount, right now, how many times these simple changes have resulted in rather catastrophic results. Suffice it to say, though, when the developer claims a “one line code change”, I brace for a long testing process as I work on figuring out all those nuances. At the same time, a simple, one line code change can take a catastrophe and turn it into a smooth, well-running application.
When it comes to spirituality, theology, and so forth, the rule is pretty much the same. A “one line code change” can have wide-sweeping changes in a person’s life. Continue reading