Disconnected

Disconnected

Television and the internet
have turned our interior dwellings
into shanty towns.
Instead of looking in,
they prompt us to look outward,
and we become
what we gaze upon.

Long ago, in a remote village
in the south of France,
St. John Marie Vianney,
known as the Cure of Ars,
noticed an old farmer
who used to sit for hours
in the humble, empty church.
When the saint asked him
what he was doing,
the farmer replied:
“He looks at me
and I look at him.”

It really is that simple,
but modern life
is so connected
to so much
we are easily disconnected
from the All.

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1 Response to “Disconnected”


  1. 1 Sharron October 27, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Thank you for these words of truth. I appreciate the work you are doing and your faithful walking. Pax et lux.


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