“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth,
but what is good for necessary edification,
that it may impart grace to the hearers»
WE ARE ALL amazed by the accelerated and extraordinary way in which means of communication are developing. With a simple click we can be in touch with people very far away. And turning on the television remote’s button, in seconds we can find out about anything happening anywhere in the world. We could affirm that communication flows so abundantly that sometimes we cannot process a story in the news when many others have already emerged.
Some years ago, we were amazed by the usefulness of faxes, which became obsolete when Internet came along.
The first cell phones were just telephones. Today, they are also smartphones, with camera, television screen, and applications to send and receive instant messages. They’re in fact, authentic miniature computers. I dare say that in a family of five, there are at least three cell phones.
And what about computers: a new model comes out today and tomorrow it will be obsolete. There are desktop computers, laptops, big, small and medium, all equipped with high technology. of course, cameras with film are a thing of the past. What’s new and modern is called a digital camera and it comes with the latest technology; and of course, there are cell phone and tablet cameras.
The sad thing is that basic communication is being forgotten. Conversation and letters written by hand also seem to be a thing of the past. Mail carriers and table talks are merely romantic images that we, the older, treasure in our memories.
today I invite you to once again sit at the table and talk; promote daily dialogue with your children, exchange experiences, feelings and emotions; make sure everyone is appreciated and consoled when they suffer. Let’s not make our home a center for advanced technology where everyone is glued to their electronic gadgets.
Let’s make our home a nest where everyone will be heard and sheltered from the coldness of an indifferent world, which advances in its scientific conquests and gives little importance to conquering affection and love in the family.