Saturday, August 5, 2017

Is the Noise of the World Making Us Deaf to God?

That's a really good question. Even on our Plain Catholic farms without telly, we hear about the political din from politicians cursing, shouting and trying to serve themselves instead of constituents. They want to make people angry to be re-elected. They want to be the center of attention.

It's everywhere. Every time we go into town there's telly in stores and doctor's offices, airports and bus stations vying for our attention.

Then there's the incessant noise from purveyors constantly trying to sell us something. Even in our parishes there's a great deal of noise instead of quiet worship and Adoration.

Cardinal Sarah wrote an excellent book called The Power of Silence. He speaks of the damage to our souls and discipleship from the "dictatorship of noise". For the sake of sanity in an insanely noisy world, read it. Please.

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