“The fullness of God’s truth was always right in front of me”, his profile told the Catholic Match audience, and he brought those values to his interactions with Natalee.She immediately noticed the world of difference between dating someone, and dating someone with God in mind.
Time out, however, was nothing compared with the dreaded “being grounded,” which not only required solitude but also limited one’s use of the Internet, telephone and television.
In our modern prisons and schools, too, the final response to bad behavior often entails forced solitude and ostracism, in the form of solitary confinement or a trip to the principal’s office.
It may not be surprising, then, that I had mixed feelings about the idea of spending 10 days in solitude secluded from the modern world in a hermitage. Both of those words are open to misinterpretation, so let me clarify.
None of these devices or activities is inherently bad; on the contrary, appropriately used, they are all good and useful.
But because of them and our predisposition to fear solitude (like a time out), the embracing of solitude can be difficult for a millennial.