Shutting the door on negative influences

One day, a stranger rang my doorbell and tried to sell me something. As it became apparent that this was a scam, it was pretty easy to say, “No, thank you,” and close the door. I walked back to my living room and sat down to relax. 

Just then phone notifications displaying sensational news headlines started pinging me. Although I enjoy staying informed by reading the news on my phone, in this instance it felt intrusive, almost like an attack. Shutting my door on the notion of buying into a scam had been the obvious thing to do, but when I went back into the house and literally and mentally put my feet up, it felt more challenging to shut out the subtler disturbances. 

Christ’s action is thorough
November 2, 2020

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