Chasing Squirrels


In the Pixar film UP, Dug the dog is a lovable character. He is an eager-to-please dog, but Dug’s weakness is his distractibility anytime he thinks he sees or hears a squirrel. It is easy to recognize ourselves in Dug. His weakness might be squirrels, but our weakness is the alert sound from our devices. It is irresistible.
Being a believer in the digital world has unique blessings for the church: scads of public domain works from historical church fathers, sermons streaming live so we can still participate when we are unable to make it to our local body, and quick communication when needs for prayer or practical care arise. But have we become too distracted to really invest in our own relationship with God and with our neighbor?