Some time within the past month, I decided to stop. There are enough uplifting, high-quality, and funny articles and blog posts out there for me to spend the rest of my life reading them. Why should I settle for what happens to pop up on Facebook when it is inane and often degrading?
Reading ought to be an act of homage to the God of all truth. ... Reading gives God more glory when we get more out of it, when it is a more deeply vital act not only of our intelligence but of our whole personality, absorbed and refreshed in thought, meditation, prayer, or even in the contemplation of God.
from Thoughts in Solitude by Thomas Merton
It's not easy. Curiosity can be a strong motivator. But I believe life can be better than that.
|Another story from my newsfeed. Much better.|