This week I'm struggling with--not boredom, per se--but a sense of dullness, I guess. I've got so much to be thankful for but have a sense of being spiritually drained. It's time to read, and time to pray to see things in a new way. St. Fred has some wise words on the subject of boredom, which he says is the most deadly of the seven deadly sins:
To be bored is to turn down cold whatever life happens to be offering you at the moment. It is to cast a jaundiced eye at life in general including most of all your own life. You feel nothing is worth getting excited about because you are yourself not worth getting excited about.
To be bored is a way of making the least of things you often have a sneaking suspicion you need the most.
To be bored to death is a form of suicide.
--Frederick Buechner, Listening to Your Life
God help me to see
hear and taste my life anew
today, every day.