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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Feb 11, 2018

Luke 24:13-35; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
And he said to them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” And he said to them, “What things?”

We live in a culture that is losing it's ability to have a conversation. When I grew up, I remember my dad taking the phone off the hook and putting it in the cabinet until the annoying beeps stoped, then we would enjoy our family time together without interruptions. Today, we are interrupting ourselves, with everyone around the table having a phone and most likely a TV on in the background, we are constantly connected and therefore constantly only half present. What are we teaching our little children? How does this create further barriers to the ones Christ has asked us to love, our enemies? What implications does this have for our friendships, our romances, and our parenting? Even greater, what are the implications for the sharing of the "good news" when we lose the ability to have healthy conversations?