I suppose it takes a certain amount of multi-tasking ability to keep from being driven crazy by the constant need to sort and filter these alerts, and I do realize that there are people for whom multi-tasking really is difficult and distressing. However, even when reading a newspaper most people do sort and filter, don't they? In any case, it's never been clear to me exactly how everybody knowing everything going on everywhere helps make the world a better place, to tell the truth. Better to focus on a few people, events, or things that interest and/or delight one, try to do what one can to help the good in them flourish; and be open to whatever tasks or needs might be coming one's way each day.
I think this is what God wants us to do: look around at what interests us, and see who and what there is to love and to aid in flourishing.
And seek the peace of the city to which I have sent you,
and pray for it to God, for in its peace you shall have peace.
Today I'm grateful for: several good phone conversations today, including one with my mother and another with Monica, who is in Gulu; the sisters who are ministering in Uganda; a day of nice weather; a day of rest; the success of LM's garage sale to raise money for a good cause; new sisters in our community and the gifts they share; the novels of Charles Williams.
Holding in prayer today: JK,PC,MF,KH,MB,ML,RH and all struggling with serious health issues; KS coming to the end of her life; M and all lonely people; people moving from their homes and living in new places; people working in jobs that do harm to the common good or to individuals, esp. people who work for ICE; LL and the people in southern Mexico; Archbishop Nienstedt; members of the Chesterton Society that they may remember Whom they serve and what conduct that requires of them; Sisters of St. Joseph in Argentina.