Tonight I am leading our youth group through an event where we introduce and activate a few "disciplines of subtraction". In our increasingly frenetic culture, I believe it is absolutely vital, for young people especially, to learn to unplug, slow down, do nothing, be bored, at least for a few minutes.
The focii tonight:
HUSH: the discipline of silence
WAIT: the discipline of restraint/delayed gratification
REST: the discipline of Sabbath
It will be interesting to see how a bunch of teenagers respond to having their 24/7 online world stripped from them for 45 minutes, but it will be fun.