It’s High Time That You Swallow The Red Pill
I remember when the Matrix first came out. It was so mind blowing thinking that someone could be plugged into a computer and have lived their whole life in a virtual world. After the novelty wore off, I shrugged like most moviegoers and chalked the concept up to imaginative Hollywood screen writers. Something like that could surely never happen in the “real world”, I assured myself. Boy was I wrong, and it has taken me a long time to realize how wrong I was.
I dont have a statistic handy, but I would be willing to bet that a majority of Americans under the age of 40 spend as much time a day interacting with a computer as they do other people. This is especially true if you count other electronic devices such as flat screen tv’s, blu-ray players, smart phones, etc. Before you get the idea that I am on a tirade against electronic gadgets please rest assured I am not. I am sitting here listening to Spotify and typing this blog post on my Macbook computer. My point is that the overuse of electronic equipment has become a catch 22.
Think about it for a second. People who are lacking in community tend to fill that void with things like facebook, chatting, and texting. The more they rely on electronic equipment to provide them with interaction the less time they have to invest in others face to face. So the cycle continues until you have whole subdivisions of people who instead of sitting on front porches sharing their lives they are sitting inside glued to their computers chatting with their bff’s 10 states away.
I know I may be exaggerating a little but the upshot is we need to practice the discipline of unplugging from the matrix. You might be surprised to see who lives next door who could use your help. The gospel is spread in such ways.
Maybe its time for you to swallow the red pill.