Contemporary Pastor Reports Midday Acedia Attack

Acedia is the most burdensome of all the demons -- so says Evagrius of Pontus. Acedia attacks around midday (10 am to 2 pm for a monk who rose at dawn and went to bed at dark). Sometime after lunch, the day DOES seem to drag on forever....My early burst of energy is gone. The … Continue reading Contemporary Pastor Reports Midday Acedia Attack


The Noon Day Demon

Staff meetings early in my ministry left me exhausted. After the meeting, I would expend more energy replaying the meeting, trying to understand what happened, how I had been misunderstood once again, what my co-worker "really" meant by, etc. etc. etc.... After one particularly intense and conflicted staff meeting, I crashed into my colleague's office … Continue reading The Noon Day Demon