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Being Connected, Not Just Online

Being Connected, Not Just Online Быть на связи, не только онлайн
God Gives Me The Freedom To Be Wrong Бог ми дава свободата да съм погрешна
God's Nourishing Word Насыщающее слово Божье
God's Time Время Божье
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Hello everyone! I‘m Sr. Vassa, and this is just a short Coffee Break, where we chat,
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well, I chat, about various things. Today, zillions, let‘s reflect a bit on Being Connected.
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In the modern-day world we almost constantly feel the need to be connected to one another
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online, through various mobile devices or computers. And this need is, actually, a natural thing.
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– No it‘s not, Sr. Vassa – you- ‘re saying? It‘s just technology? What I‘m
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saying, zillions, is that we have created and so wholeheartedly embraced this technology
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because we are, indeed, all connected and a part of one humanity, and we do naturally need to “belong“
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and sense our belonging; that we are not little islands drifting about on our own. And in this
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very important book I‘ve been reading, called “What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains“
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by Nicholas Carr, you can google that if you're interested,
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it says that in fact, the primary reason we follow various social media
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is not for information or even entertainment, but to foster our sense of belonging.
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Now, let‘s remind ourselves, as people of faith, that we are, indeed, called by Christ to be one, just as
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He and the Father and the Holy Spirit are One. The Lord repeatedly insists that He Himself
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is not acting or speaking on His own, but in connection with The Father.
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For example, He says: “I did not
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come of my own accord, but He sent me.“ (Jn 8:42) And than Jesus prays that all of us, that
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“all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one
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in Us“ (Jn 17:20- 21). So, let‘s remember to get connected, in prayer, in God, in Whom
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our true unity lies, rather than misdirecting our calling to be one, or limiting it to our
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not-always beneficial interaction online! That‘s it for today, zillions.
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I have to go right now and I do hope to see you next time.