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Why We Love Distractions - Bishop Robert Barron



Why We Love Distractions - Bishop Robert Barron

"Friends, why do we love being distracted from the important things of life? The great French philosopher Blaise Pascal observed, “The sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room.” On today’s episode of “The Word on Fire Show,” Brandon Vogt and I discuss why it is so hard to be still and contemplate reality, and how we can get better at it. A listener asks, what are some things laity can do to build unity in the Church? 00:00 | Intro 01:24 | Bishop Barron at World Youth Day (Lisbon, Portugal) 02:02 | Blaise Pascal and the quiet room 06:25 | Why diversions are so dangerous 08:36 | Why we want to be busy and distracted 11:43 | Distinguishing between leisure and diversions 14:01 | Fleeing diversions in the desert 16:00 | How Bishop Barron escapes diversions 19:45 | Listener question 21:18 | New Book - "Saintly Creatures" from video introduction


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