I’ve noticed myself falling into a bad habit. Sometimes, instead of talking to God, I open my laptop.
Part of the problem is that I do need the computer to work, so it’s always there.
Part of the problem is that the web does in fact have answers and advice about a lot of my questions.
But the biggest part of the problem is that distraction is easier than prayer. It is easier to let a screen soothe my stress than to take the time to calm my heart and direct it to God.
So here’s my advice: Stop reading this. Pray, instead.
What brings us joy rather than pleasure? What truly nourishes our hearts?
If your prayer life is rich, anything on a day's crowded agenda can be God's work.