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Single-tasking the Spiritual Life 2 Timothy 2:8-15

Single-tasking the Spiritual Life

A pure heart desires one thing.

At a Glance

In an increasingly busy world full of distractions, "multitasking" has become the norm. Problem is that our brains are not made for doing too much at once. Neither are our spiritual lives, for that matter. Better to focus on one thing at a time, and only on what really matters.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Leper No. 10," November 27, 2003, at

So, you're sitting at your computer at work trying to write that report that you know is due ASAP, but, like most people, you've got multiple windows open at once.

As you write, your email dings a notification that you've got a new message about another project you're working on that also needs your attention.

A moment later, a Facebook notification pops up that a long-lost friend has commented on that cat video you posted yesterday, and you want to check out her "LOL" comment because, well, that's why you posted it in the first place.

Then the phone...

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