“If you are really open to the deepest aspirations of your hearts, you will realize that you possess an unquenchable thirst for happiness, and this will allow you to expose and reject the ‘low cost’ offers and approaches all around you.... Have the courage to be truly happy! Say no to an ephemeral, superficial and throwaway culture, a culture that assumes that you are incapable of taking on responsibility and facing the great challenges of life!” Pope Francis
Thinking about similar things since Sunday Mass, and then came across good 'ol PF1's words a few hours ago that summed it all up nicely.
How often I choose what is easy, what is immediate, and what ultimately doesn't matter for the sake of being happy. Are these things even doing that? The thing is, this doesn't feel like happiness, it feels like a pit.
And more sobering is this question... By choosing to become more wrapped up within myself in this cozy little hole... who am I shutting out? Who out there isn't being loved as they ought because I'm scrolling through pinterest (or y'know anything else on the interwebz) for the umpteenth time? How many people are broken and alone because I'm in my pit being distracted by temporary thrills? What good are these things I'm doing?
Time to reevaluate priorities. Winter was long and hard (I say that a lot), but now I'm here and I'm pretty sure this is a good time to change things up. Mother Mary, ora pro nobis...