As I was drinking coffee this morning to keep rolling — with my reading and writing schedule-checking and online producing — responding to e-mails and clicking on different websites along the way, I was drowning in the anxiety overload. Hopelessly falling behind.
Not only was I clearly and totally overstimulated, I had Morning Joe, on MSNBC, on the TV in the background.
Perhaps ironically, the roundtable there was discussing a book Goldie Hawn has out about tech timeouts. Donny Deutsch sounded like he was about to assume the fetal position talking about the poisonous iPadded ecosystem we’re living in. Everyone seemed to be screaming. Sorta the way souls in purgatory, I suspect, do.
And then, show co-host Mika Brzezinski changed the course of the conversation.
Peace came to the conversation.
She talked about bringing her teenage daughter to church. “I drive my daughter to Church,” she said. She does it randomly, she says. There was no Mass going on, she said, about a recent visit. But we stayed there for 40 minutes. She needed it.
“Powerful,” Goldie Hawn responded.
As portrayed on the cover of Fr. Robert Barron’s DVD series and book on Catholicism, the door is open. (I write about that gamechanger, by the way, here.)
Before the next episode of Morning Joe, it is worth reading or rereading, Archbishop Fulton Sheen on daily holy hours.
How we vote, how we talk, how we click, how we act. Truly being with our Lord makes it all better.