Fragmented Lives

If we look back over the past 60 years we have been liberated from housework by technology and labour saving devices which we thought would free us but it looks like we have now been enslaved by technology. We have become a nation obsessed with how fit we are and the appeal of technology now greater than ever. One-third of children aged eight and under have never played outside. Two-thirds of children have never been to a park on their own. Ninety percent of teenagers check their mobile phone 150 times per day. Smart phones have given an illusion of having remote control every aspect of our lives. We rarely spend time in the moment and our lives are lived through a screen. Quality time seems to have disappeared. The family has become more fragmented with more products for the individual. Family in fact has been replaced by gadgets. We try to be in two places at the same time see many families eating a meal together in a restaurant hand held technology intrudes on everything. This dramatic revolution in how we spend our times from hardworking, conformity to comfort choice and relaxation has happened in a short period of time. But are we any happier? All the scientific studies say that we are not. The bible has a simple suggestion to make ‘take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.’ Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.

Making Sense of the Fragments