Do not love the world or the things of the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world, sensual lust, enticement of the eyes, and a pretentious life, is not from the Father but is from the world.

1 John 2: 15, 16

Detachment requires discretion.  And this means, one must be refined in their view of the world, listen to that is said with a careful ear.  Be a wise observer, a critical thinker.

Rather than rush in and follow others easily – pause, think, assess, accept only what is consistent with the peace that lives within you, for discreet detachment feeds the self and soul so that you might be fully formed in being as God has made you to be, so that you might know peace, stability in chaotic times and, most importantly, know God and have a self that can draw close to God and serve Him.  After all, do you not wish tranquility – especially when chaos and conflict reigns?

Think about discreet detachment like this: when driving are you not safer driving within the speed limit, adjusting your speed to the road and weather conditions?  So, too, is discreet detachment.  Yes, just as the latter is wise, so too is the former.

Shalom.

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