Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Old School

I find it interesting that even with all the modern tools and systems today - it is not unusual for people to periodically run into issues that seem unsolvable - even with the use of modern technology.  When faced with an unsolvable problem invariably an "old timer" will be sought out for their recommendation and help. Most often the "old timer" is able to solve that which was deemed unsolvable - simply using their experience and old technology. Putting aside all the modern tools and reverting to old systems is commonly refereed to as "old school" - using outdated systems to succeed where modern technology fails.
Today we have Bibles not only on CDs but also in digital format for easy use with all sorts of computer systems. Even The Breviary - the Official Prayer of the Church for the "Hours" - is now available in digital format. When I was preparing for ordination as a deacon - I purchased the official four volume set of  The Breviary - today that exact same version lives very comfortably on my iPhone. Books on tape and CD is a popular way for many people to keep up with their reading by listening to rather than reading their books. Utilizing all sources available to each of us today provides many ways for each of us to stay connected - to do our daily prayers - to work on our relationship with God.  Jesus says to each of us - come to me all you who are weary and burdened and  I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28) - new technology - old school - it makes no difference - God is the same today as He always has been - patiently waiting for us.

Deacon Dale