No food for the soul
But increasingly I find myself feeling empty when I read or watch.
The world view is too often so dark, so full of despair and hopelessness that they leave me hungry for something else.
I felt that hunger again today when I was at the library picking up something for school. I saw a copy of one of the graphic novel volumes of The Walking Dead series. I enjoyed the television version, so I've read a few of the novels (boy, are there some differences between the books and the show!).
I put the book back on the shelf unfinished. It left me feeling sad and unsatisfied.
The same thing happened the other night when I was listening to some contemporary music.
If I'm going to read, if I'm going to listen to music, it should be things that make me a better person, that help me to grow and learn about myself and others and my faith.
Where's that Chesterton book I was reading!