For years I had a pastor who always brought meaningless meetings back to focus. “OK everyone, let’s keep the main thing the main thing.” Yes and a big amen.
The news is filled with opportunity. To pray, to help one another, to facilitate donations, to listen to others cry about so much loss and devastation. To be of actual assistance in some way that helps others as many face devastating loss.
Distractions can be dangerous. To lose focus on task at hand can cost valuable time to many who need right now action. We don’t need to focus on hear-say news that may or may not be true. If someone is doing nothing to help, then move on to those who are. What shoes someone is wearing really does not matter, does it? Too many good people are doing too many good things to focus on the emotional post of the moment.
Fake news will reveal itself. Don’t fall for everything you see, read and hear. Be above the nonsense. Be intentional about how you invest your time and talents.
Keep the main thing the main thing. People are hurting and need help. Jesus is the answer to an otherwise dying world. What is one thing you can do to make things better in your world? Don’t get caught up in nothingness. There is simply too much to do and too many people who need what we have to offer.
What is your one? Don’t get distracted, distractions can be dangerous.