Weapons of Mass Distraction

At the dawn of the new century
our spiritual lives are threatened
by countless weapons of mass distractions,
such as: mass media, cell phones, the internet,
near-constant noise and obsessive consumerism.
So much of modern life
drives us from what is
most true and essential.
The way to disarm these deadly weapons
is simple:
prayer, fasting and concern for those in need.

The intensity of TV and movie action and violence
creates within us an artificial poverty of experience,
making our everyday “real” lives
seem pallid and insignificant,
requiring artificial stimulation and addiction
in order to endure it.
The actual poverty of life
reveals our need for
the kind of abundant life
promised by Jesus.
It recently dawned on me
that my spiritual life has grown more steadily
as my movie viewing declined.

Life without solitude is a life out of balance.
We need to do more than squeeze moments of solitude
out of our increasingly frenetic days.
Patches of seclusion soothe the soul.

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Weapons of Mass Distraction”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Enter your email address to subscribe to Gerry's blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Archived Postings


%d bloggers like this: