Thursday, March 13, 2008

A Carbon Fast for Lent: Day 33

Day 33 - Have an embrace-the-silence day. Turn off everything. No TV, no radio, no ringtones, no cars. It'll be good for the soul.

On this Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent, it seems appropriate to spend the day in blessed technological silence. I myself am actually forced into this because I have packers coming today and I am moving on Saturday with lots of help from parishioners. There was an interesting article about taking a technology sabbatical recently in the NYT, and I commend it to your attention. Let this day be a day of communion with people, or with yourself, and try, if possible, to put away for a bit the cacophony of the virtual age. Do all of us really need to be that connected?

O Lord, you relieve our necessity out of the abundance of your great riches: Grant that we may accept with joy the salvation you bestow, and manifest it to all the world by the quality of our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



jen x said...

I woke up at 4am and checked email, answered email, moderated some comments for my blog before I went back to sleep -- but didn't appreciate the true irony of this until I read your post and linked NYT article! Uh oh . . . My name is Jen and I am a Tech Addict :-(

Doorman-Priest said...

Ah, but if only I could turn off the children!