The Spiritual Illness of Distraction

Perhaps nothing in contemporary culture is more revelatory of our perpetually distracted state than our attachment to electronic devices such as iPhones, iPods, iPads, cell phones, and laptops.  It seems as if we are not able to function without the distraction of technology.  Now, technology properly used is a wonderful thing.  However, when technology becomes an end in itself to distract us from who we are and our ultimate destiny as well as from human communication with others, it becomes a problem. And distraction is a problem, for Abba Poimen living far from our world of technology in the … [Read more...]