How would your life be different if you didn't know about the issue you're incensed about right now?

How would anybody else's?

I'd be willing to bet that in most cases the answer would be not at all.

It's not that the issue of the hour is unimportant, just that it might not be in your vocation to be always in the know about it.

W.H. Auden: "Instead of asking, 'What can I know?' we ask, 'What, at this moment, am I meant to know?'"

(Jeff Reimer - Comment: Public Theology for the Common Good)

The firehose of available news and information is hitting us with such velocity that we are being knocked off our feet day after day. I can't think of a more important practice for our overloaded lives right now than curating our information input.

To figure out in each moment to what and to whom we are meant to attend, and to leave the rest in God's good hands.

This one action might have more impact on the pace, rhythm and satisfaction of our lives that any other.

"What, at this moment, are you meant to know?"

Drop the rest.