Finding the balance

by Sr. Julia Walsh
 

Our modern technology means many people get notifications about news headlines on their smartphones. Their phones beep and blink, alerting them throughout the day when there has been a catastrophe in another corner of the nation or the world.

Humans are hollowed into headlines, statistics. In light of this, a sister asks me: “Do we have a limited capacity for encountering suffering and pain? What does it do to the human psyche to receive a constant diet of bad news?”

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