“If you’re trying to find out what’s coming next, turn off everything you own that has an OFF switch and listen.” -Ann Patchett, What Now
One thing I love about this quote is that it sounds like a church quote but it’s actually from one of my favorite writers. So, it turns out that all the technology tools cause all sorts of distractions and not simply to our spirits!
I’m the first to admit that it can be easy to get sucked into wasting enormous amounts of time online. I’ll plan to do a quick peruse of daily newspapers and before I realize it, an hour has whizzed by.
Still, technology can be a tremendous asset for the church, we just need to be careful of overuse, intention and abuse. President Eyring recently noted that “while we have computers, cameras, microphones, fiber-optic networks, clouds, and satellites, we have failed if we do not rely on the Holy Ghost. If our technology does not improve the lives of others and help bring them home to the Lord, we have missed the mark.”