I took the Father’s Day challenge and unhooked from the web all day Sunday. I even let my smart phone battery go dead. And it was, well…lonely.
For 24 hours I lost connection with all my on-line chatter. No news, Facebook, email, text messages, blogs, twitter or message boards.
There really is an on-line community out there that I’ve become attached to. A community that I’ve learned to depend on for connection, perspective, and context.
But after thinking about it, that’s the point. There’s only so much time in a day. We only have so much mental space. The big question is, are we allocating this finite resource to those most important to us?
If Sunday is first the Lord’s day and secondarily a family day, they should be getting priority. But sadly, my experience helped me see that I was robbing them both.
I’m considering making Sunday a no internet day for good. And maybe every day should have an extended quiet time for God and those most important to me.
Did you take the challenge?
What did you learn?
If not, try it and let us know what God reveals to you.