Thou shalt take a break from social media

That’s number 4, right? Exodus 20.8.

It goes something like this… “Remember to shut your Facebook tab down and take a break so that you act differently to everyone else.  You have six days each week for commenting, tweeting, posting blogs and updating your status, but the seventh day is a day of special rest when you give yourself, your whole heart and your whole attention to God.  On that day, no one in your household may go online.  (Unplug your router if it’s that hard). (Or get a friend or spouse to hide your phone where you can’t find it).  This includes you, your sons and daughters, your dustbin men, Amazon and your cleaner (if you have one!! I don’t!),  your pet dog and rabbit (really… I don’t need to see the Instagram picture of him rolling over cutely, not today), and Google Translate.  For in six days and without any technological help, the Lord made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them (giving us the raw materials for fibreoptic cables and all that tecchy stuff that we’d eventually work out how to put together into an obsession-making weird kind of virtual world called the Web); but on the seventh day He totally unplugged and rested from it all.  Even commanding stuff to exist and that, though God did it verbally and face to face – I mean, In Real Life – rather than by an email he sent someone.  That is why the Lord made the day-off-from-tech a happy day and set us free to be wholly devoted to Him.”

And he didn’t take a selfie and post it on Sunday to show everyone how pleased he was with His workmanship.

So go on.  Hit the red button (for mac users), or that little ‘x’ in the top right corner of this window.  I mean it.  Now?



PS Weirdly, I wrote this post before I got my #fmfparty prompt ‘Break’ from @lisajobaker this morning… we must have been in the same ‘resting place’ in the ether!


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