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March 9, 2020

| Jim Cantelon |
I’m taking a break from researching the Gospel of John to share a bit of homemade “wisdom”.
The irony of social media is that we’ve never been as disconnected as we are today in this supposedly connected era of the internet. We’re isolated even as we publicly post another pic or motivational poster on Instagram. The point of these posts is,” I’m doing great!” Indeed, it’s all about “me”.
This need to publish our happy, satisfied selves is in itself an indicator of the opposite reality. We’re NOT doing great. Our hearts are conflicted, our relationships fraught, our nights sleepless.
But we so WANT to be happy, content, rested.
The scripture says, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”. Our public posts may tell another story but down deep we know the truth. What we really need is “peace that passeth understanding”. Reading and thinking through the Gospel of John is a good place to start.

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