"What is important? Well, for one, vain intellectual pursuits aren’t, like interminable arguments with my parish liturgist which never change either one of us. Neither is blogging. Oddly, I can see a pattern: as I get more wrapped up in the latest news, the latest argument, my latest essay, other things suffer: first and foremost, I don’t pray as much, and I sin more."To which this quotation from one of CH Spurgeon's sermons fits nicely:
"That insatiable craving to know everything just draws away the life of men from what ought to be - their insatiabe craving, namely, to be like God, to know him, to trust him, to love him, and to serve him."CH Spurgeon (~2:50)
Also recommended on this topic (and its related tributaries) are these tNP articles on practicing the discipline of place (mentioned in a previous post), agrarianism, and localism as possible solutions to dehumanizing alienation.