Simple Grace - - Mood Index -

Dear child, I un­der­stand your con­stant need to check your tech­no­log­i­cal toys: In truth, your heart yearns to feel con­nec­tion to oth­ers and seeks as much in what ap­pears on the screen. But you’re right to be con­cerned when your gad­gets end up eclips­ing the true hearts that are in your pres­ence at any given time. And

I would add to your con­cern, My con­cern that you re­mem­ber to check in with

Me, even though I will never post a sta­tus up­date that ap­pears on your screen.

Can you set aside a por­tion of each day re­served just for Me, and an­other por­tion that you com­mit to your fam­ily? Dur­ing these times, you will need to close your com­puter, turn off your tablet, put your cell phone in its “do not dis­turb” mode. Your fam­ily will thank you and My voice will grow louder in your heart.

Can you turn off your giz­mos for Me right now and set aside five min­utes to just be with Me? If so, flip off the switches and sit com­fort­ably. Send Me a bright spark of lov­ing, joy­ful grat­i­tude and feel the Holy Spirit lift your spirit. Now re­lax in love and joy with­out think­ing or wor­ry­ing or yearn­ing. As you de­velop a taste for this di­vine peace, your phone’s hold on you will nat­u­rally ease.

“The king­dom of heaven may be com­pared to a king who gave a wed­ding feast for his son, and sent his ser­vants to call those who were in­vited to the wed­ding feast, but they would not come.”

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