Take 2

with Jerry & Debbie

Return to Sender?

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As we hurtle down the road of instant communication, it becomes easier and more frequent that we will hit the “send” button before giving sufficient reflection on what it is that we’ve written. A big part of the problem is that so much gets lost in electronic communication. Tone, inflection, intention, etc., are not part of the correspondence. We’ve become a society of communicators who use emojis or emoticons to convey these things. Hardly anyone has sent an e-mail, a text, or posted something on social media that they didn’t go back and re-read, and perhaps think that they shouldn’t have sent in the first place. This relates well to the spiritual life, as we are exhorted to be deliberate in our thinking and guard our tongue. Nowadays, the keyboard is our “tongue.”

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