Sunday, May 07, 2006

From a Wise Mother

Whatever weakens your reason, whatever impairs the tenderness of your conscience, whatever obscures your sense of God, whatever increases the authority of your body over your mind, whatever takes away from your relish for spiritual things, that to you is sin, no matter how innocent it is in itself.
- Susanna Wesley to her college son, John Wesley

Joshua Harris had a timely and apropos article in the Boundless Webzine (Like to Watch ) challenging us to consider the applications of this wisdom to our cultural obsession with the media. His words are worth considering and the discernment that he suggests is worth practicing.