Every now and then, a blog post or essay comes to me nearly fully formed. I feel more like I'm taking dictation from my brain instead of writing. This doesn't happen often, but it feels great when it does. The post I published on my Patheos blog on Friday, titled "20 Minutes on Facebook," was one of those posts. It's about the contradictions of the online world, compassion fatigue, and when prayer feels both useless and necessary. I hope you'll click through to read it, and tell me what you think.
Ellen Painter Dollar is a professional writer and member of St. James’s Episcopal Church. She blogs for St. James’s every Monday, offering reflections on current events, family life, and parish life.