If we follow every headline that says things like “You won’t believe…” or “What scientists don’t want you to know…” then we’re leaving ourselves wide open for any kind of manipulation. No surprises there. How to get out of it? Intentionality. Intentionally not falling into the every widening downward spiral of looniness that is this incessant grab for our attention. Step back and step away from the constant and unrelenting hold on our thinking.
So it is for our faith. So it is for our connection to God. If we sit passively with our faith there will always be other things that grab our attention and hold on to our thinking. If something else that is not God has our attention and our thinking then whatever we are left with is… not God. On the other hand, if we intentionally create some space, then maybe, just maybe, God breaks in.