I’ve written before about my love of small books, but these past few days I’ve re-discovered a love of small blogs, small newsletters, and small products in general.—CJ Chilvers
Funny, I was just thinking about this today, but maybe from a slightly different perspective. That in the context of globalisation and information overload and social-media followings of tens of thousands and advertising fatigue and huge, faceless corporations, people are starting to recognise the value of and return to the small, the personal, the local, the handmade, the sustainable, the modest, and the minimal. They’re starting to see that care and specificity and relationships are really what counts.
Other people may be smarter than you. They may know more about world history, science, or literature. They may have facts and figures to disorient you. They may be quicker off the mark. They may leave you fumbling for words when you’re trying to tell them about your simple faith. They may even expose some areas of fear and doubt in you.
But what you have is love for God. And that counts for more than anything the world prides itself on.
I knew this article by Paul Jarvis would be a good one when it started with these words:
There are few things that incite rage in me like seeing a motivational quote on social media.
I’m glad I’m not on social networks.
Today’s huge downpour provided the opportunity for a bit of fun with the kids.