Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Face to Face

We spend a lot of time on here talking about new technology and how we can use it as God's people, but it's still good to be reminded of the need for face-to-face communication....

A video chat will never suffice as a substitute for sitting down around a table together. There is something about being in the presence of a human being -- with the potential for physical embrace, the communication of eyes and expressions beyond words -- that serves to help us remember the significance of the incarnation. Thank God Jesus didn't just "phone it in" when it came to the ultimate symbol of self-sacrifice -- that would have been the poorer story, to be sure.

Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma
"Actualizing the virtual"

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