If we are not careful, we can become like the ball in a pinball machine bouncing back and forth between the latest political controversy, moral offense or today’s news broadcast of someone’s wrongdoing. It is like dope. It keeps us spiritually stoned and out of touch with a truer reality. There is a purpose in offering us this pinball form of life. It keeps us distracted from what is really taking place. It also keeps us responding to life at the level of the soul, not the depths of the Spirit. That has always been hell’s plan from that day in Eden when we tasted the foolish fruit of human wisdom and responded emotionally to a deception.