Technology Shift

by Beth A Richardson on July 10, 2014 · 2 comments

The Parable of the Sower

Thursday, July 10. What kinds of technological changes have you seen in the way you live and work? Which affected you most? How were these changes for the better, for worse? How have you decided to keep pace with change or ignore it?

Share your thoughts.

Words from The Word: Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
-Psalm 119:105 (NRSV)

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture with us using a guided meditation on Matthew 13:3-9. “Listen! A sower went out to sow…”

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Art Credit: JESUS MAFA. The parable of the sower, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

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hagar benitez July 10, 2014 at 12:04 pm

The cell phone, now a days people can’t live without it, I am still of the old time, I forget to take it with me, every where u go people have them and are using them constantly. They are a good thing don’t get me wrong, if u need help u can always call someone in an emergency..

marian July 10, 2014 at 11:38 pm

Of all the technological changes that have improved my life, none has been so sweeping in it’s impact as the desktop computer on which I now type (making this very AliveNow interaction possible!). Yes, this amazing gadget brings the very world into my home thru the internet, enriching my options beyond what I can ever master or assimilate. Yet, I am also aware of the computer’s shadow side, of its constant ‘creep’ and command for attention. I have felt myself pulling back from this influence somewhat in recent months, conscious of ways in which virtual interaction robs time maybe better spent in real, face-to-face relationships with both my family and community. Life with technology is a dance, one I feel I’m still learning how to do with balance. The fact that my grandchildren will never know life without overwhelming technological influence sometimes makes me sad.

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