Sloth and the Vagabond Mind

Posted March 3, 2017 2:06 pm by admin

(by Father Scott Murray)
 
A few days ago, I joined a high school class discussing ‘digital footprints’. The teacher asked them to list some ‘cons’ of social media. My group wrote a couple things about privacy and creeps, which are legitimate concerns, but nothing about wasting time. I said to them, “Do you ever waste time on social media?” One girl gave me a confused look, as to say, “Waste time, impossible!” “Really, you’ve never wasted time on social media?” I responded. “Well,” she admitted, “I spent three hours playing Yahtzee on Facebook last night.”
Sloth (acedia) is generally caricatured as laziness. The

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