Letters to the Editor

I look at screens – TV, computer – all the time. But when I stop looking at the big screen in front of me, somehow I end up looking at my cell phone.

It is crazy how so much of my day gets sucked up checking on friends on Facebook or watching funny videos.

In this tech age, the pull of the screen is always present. I can’t seem to stop myself from surrendering to its siren song of, “I’m so important – don’t ever stop looking at one.”

It’s a poor substitute for engaging with the real world. And it distracts me from important things like real people, my purpose in this life and Jesus.

It is hard for me to hear what someone is saying to me when I am reading a headline or listening to a song or answering an email. It takes strength and discipline to pull us away from distractions online.

In Ephesians 2:2, Jesus said, “Satan is the prince of the power of the air (which is communications), the spirit, who now works in the sons of disobedience.”

In a recent survey, 64 percent of respondents said they could not live without their smart phone, because everything they need is right in the palm of their hand.

When we sit around looking into our hand, with our heads down, now who is controlling whom?

What we focus on here on earth determines our destiny!

Harold Sherrill


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