“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
– Hebrews 12:1
Good day people of WordPress 🙂
As many of you know I have been away from the blog for a while and enjoying a vacation away from the sad devastation of post humanity most people call the internet, TV, movies…
Although I miss the interaction with some of the friends I have made online through blogging, I have to say in all honesty that I don’t miss my former steady diet of hot garbage even a little. In fact, I think shunning electronic time wasters has made me a better person and I know for a fact it has brought me closer to God.
Now, instead of checking Facebook while in line at the store and at every stoplight like most people in our dumb and perpetually distracted society do (I actually saw someone playing on their phone while riding a bike the other day) I watch, look, listen and, whenever I have a chance, interact with real people out in the real world which has been an incredible blessing to me.
Just this morning I stopped to talk to then prayed with a homeless man outside of a convenience store which would not have happened if I didn’t notice him or couldn’t be bothered because checking to see who commented on or liked my latest blog post in the past five minutes or my Facebook notifications were more important.
Not saying that living my life largely off line (and somewhat out of touch, really) makes me better than anyone, mind you, but I am saying it has been amazing for me and everyone should try it at least for a time. Believe me, you won’t be sorry.
In addition to spending more time in the world interacting with and ministering to real people, I have really ramped up my physical training in preparation for my first triathalon which takes place tomorrow morning. Yeah, it’s only a sprint, not an Ironman or anything, as one of my friends told me yesterday, but it’s still going to be quite a feat for someone who has never been much into racing of any kind before.
Anyway, I can’t wait to see how it goes, I’m kinda nervous and kinda excited at the same time.
God bless everyone,