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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Don't Let Wi-Fi Leave Your Prayer Life Dry

I have been feeling so spiritually dry since spring this year, spending too much time on matters related to a high school reunion blog, over committed in so many areas, not feeling well and neglecting my spiritual life. This morning I read an article on the Zenith website, "Don't Let Wi-Fi Leave Your Prayer Life Dry." It warns that one's prayer life could be in danger in this age of the internet and cell phones.

I felt that God was speaking directly to me, warning me as I continued to read that "reflection, meditation, contemplation are as necessary as breathing" and time for silence is an indispensable condition for it. The article goes on to say that without attentiveness to and cultivation of the spiritual life “you will lose your soul."

Yes - as wonderful as the internet is for evangelization and spreading the good news of Jesus, there are also dangers in spending too much time on e-mails and the internet, even in doing good works. The computer monitor is not the altar of God. We must walk away from it to kneel in holy silence before Our Father in Heaven, before the only begotten Son. Our life is found in the Spirit - not online.
Vatican Aide Encourages Setting Aside Times of Silence
Zenith Web Site


Tausign said...

I always find that picking up the SFO Rule relieves spiritual dryness...

Peace and all good.
PS. I watched the entire movie link...very refreshing.

Joyful Catholics said...

Yes, the quiet...the "holy hush" is what we need, every day. Silence and Solitude...where Divine Mercy meets us with Open Arms.