Recovering Lost Disciplines
The devil has made it his business to monopolise on three elements: noise, hurry, crowds…. Satan is quite aware of the power of silence (Elliot). We live in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private (Lewis). We are bombarded by a host of amusements and contraptions, most of which we have enthusiastically welcomed into our lives, homes, communities, and churches. We have conditioned ourselves to distraction, and we are leading the next generation down the same path in a hurry. We stand at the crossroads, and we will either rediscover the lost virtues of listening, meditating, and thinking, or we will amuse ourselves to death.
Jim Elliot, C.S. Lewis, and Burk Parsons