“Numbness does not hurt like torture, but in a quite parallel way, numbness robs us of our capability for humanity.”
Walter Brueggemann, Prophetic Imagination
Beware the numbing effects of technology, commodity satiation, and comfort. They lead to comparison, abandonment of gratitude, and warped perspective on priorities.
Numbness not only disconnects us from feeling for others, but feeling as others.
Let the battery go dead for a few hours.
Let numbness melt away, exposing the one word society so desperately craves but so earnestly resists.