Twitter is blowing up over an article concerning the death of Robin Williams… of course, I have to go read this screed for myself.
I did so and it upset me and I composed a two word response to the author on my own Twitter feed.
The two words were not “thank you”.
Well, one of them was “you”.
I hit send… and nothing happened.
We had passed out of cell phone range.
Considering this an act of God’s good providence on my behalf I put down the phone and made some shocking discoveries.
There were other people in the car with me.
Out the window…gorgeous scenery.
Oddly enough, no one was angry.
I found this strangely pleasant. 🙂
The anger and sin in me needed a conduit, but God had given a way of escape.
The fellow I was angry with only existed in my iPhone.
He really wasn’t a part of my world or part of what was taking place in my life, at that moment, in that car.
I had to choose whether to be where I was or inside that device.
I had to choose whether to engage with electronics or with flesh and blood, whether to invest that moment in life or in data, whether t0 be present in joy or tweet in sin.
A while later, Trey looked at my phone…”we have service now”.
“That’s too bad”, I said…and shut off the phone.
A few hundred other people sent the Tweet I wanted to send.
I’m the only one who got to spend time being with my family.
I hope none of them missed what I almost did.
Make your own application…