This morning, as I read this quote by Thomas Keating on www.contemplativeoutreach.com, it occurred to me that this is what I am striving for in choosing to stay away from reading and watching the news and refraining from talking about politics. I’m often not successful, but I’m getting better and better at returning to my purpose, which is to live prayerfully and positively. As God calls me to intercessory prayer, God calls me to step outside the hubbub of many areas of public life. I have to listen to what God wants me to do to help ‘Thy kingdom come’.
I have no illusion that everyone ought to follow this path; it just my path. I believe, however, that spiritual energy can change the world.