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Entertainment Culture

July 12, 2012

Our culture is enthralled with entertainment. We have TVs in every room with hundreds of channels available. We own laptops, mp3 players, DVD players, tablets, ebook readers, and smart phones. Our children play video games nonstop, and watch movies in the car. Every moment is occupied.

Henri Nouwen writes in “The Wounded Healer” that loneliness can be God’s means of preparing the heart for ministry:

“Sometimes it seems as if we do everything possible to avoid the painful confrontation with our basic human loneliness…But perhaps the painful awareness is an invitation to transcend our limitations and look beyond the boundaries of our existence…”

Loneliness is not an invitation to despair. Rather, it enlarges our capacity to feel for others, and encourages us to turn to the One who alone can meet all our needs.

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you; not as the world do I give to you” (John 14: 27).

Lord Jesus, there is little peace to be found in our day. The noise around us is deafening. Whether we are alone or in a crowd; at home or at work; overwhelmed by our burdens or in determined search of pleasure, loneliness can find us despite our distractions.

Still the chaos around us, and fill our hearts with the peace only You can give.

Amen

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