Sunday, April 24, 2016

the gift of boredom

Lewis talks about the lack of solitude in his day in A Year with C.S. Lewis today.

And this was before cell phones.

Today we don't know what solitude means, most of us. Children today are inundated with stimuli from the time they wake up until they go to fitful sleep at night. We live in a world where there is never any need for boredom. And that's not a good thing.

This link talks about how boredom is good for you.

But it helps our spiritual lives, too. When we are bored, we start to think. We start to examine ourselves, to think of how our actions affect others. We find ourselves seeking God, if we have any wisdom. And once we find Him, we can ask for more wisdom. He gives it freely.

God, please help us find times to be bored... so we can be better people.

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