I LOVE my Ipad! I use it for email, scripture study, games, photos, checking the weather forecast and other various things. I also very much appreciate my cell phone. I take it when I go out but I leave it at home when I go to church. My cell is simply just a phone. I don't have the internet on it. I don't feel I need the internet to go with me. It really is okay to be unplugged.
Yesterday I received a letter from our missionary son and he had a great thought. He was appalled at the number of people using their devices during the Sacrament meeting. He was even more disgusted at the number of people using their phones during the actual administration and passing of the emblems of the Sacrament. In their defense, could they have been using their device to read or study the scriptures during that time? I do at times.
Anyway, he sat behind a man who was on his phone not reading the scriptures. Andrew wasn't sure what he was doing, but it wasn't something that needed to be done during the Sacrament. He thought about Christ in cleansing the temple of the money changers. He felt that if our Savior would have walked into that meeting, He would have cleansed the chapel. I hadn't thought about that before. I just think it is rude for anyone to be checking Facebook or playing a game during that sacred time. Andrew opened my eyes. He is a deep thinker and I was grateful for this simple, yet profound thought.
I do not know if this is a problem in our ward. I sit in the front so I can't see who is behind me and what they are doing. Those months when I play the organ and sit on the stand, I don't believe we have this issue.
I wish to honor my Savior and especially try to ponder on his Atonement or at least his life during the Sacrament.
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