“Take and eat; this is my body.” MT 26:26

“Take and eat; this is my body.” MT 26:26

Sunday, 5 May 2019

THE ART OF READING

At the moment, it's not that I can't sleep, I won't sleep. That's where my kids get it from. (There! I found it.) Instead of sleeping, which I should do, I'm writing. But maybe I should be reading.

I love reading. It's something I've loved for years. That said, there was a large gap where I didn't read much more than anything I had to for work. Social media and "news" counts, to a degree. Now, I see that counts mostly under the time column.

Recently, I started picking up books again. I went through just over a dozen last year, I think, but that's a rough count. So far, since December, I've read five or so. One was massive, The Catechism of the Council of Trent. At the moment, it's St. Augustine's City of God that has me going. (Maybe it should be, quite literally, keeping me up at nights, but it's not.) I have at least eight books waiting for me after I finish this one, and plenty more on my reading wish list. So how can I fit them all in before I die? How about wasting time (and taking up precious minutes of eyeball activity) to find out how to read more:



I like the part in the video where it talks about reading as a form of meditation, to get into that inner "temple." That says to me that prayer is more important than reading. If you're reading to meditate or to get in touch with that inner silence, than what are you really missing in life? It's not more books.

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