JANUARY 6th, 2019
The Epiphany of the Lord
“They opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.”
Blessings of Technology
Last weekend I wrote about the blessing of a home. This weekend I’d like to focus again on blessings, and this time talk about blessing technology.
Technology is amazing in what it can do and how quickly it keeps advancing. And with access to the internet, these devices help us find information quickly and stay connected with family and friends. However, phones, tablets, and computers can also be used in ways that are gravely immoral by accessing pictures and videos that become occasions of “adultery of the heart”, as Jesus explained in Matthew 5:27-28.
I will be the first to say that technology is wonderful and a great benefit. So, we do not need to reject technology, but we do need to take great care that it is used in a way that does not offend God, but rather glorifies Him.
For this reason, next weekend (January 12th & 13th), I will be offering a special blessing on all electronic devices. I invite you to bring your phones, tablets, laptops, Kindles, iPods, etc., to Mass next weekend for a special technology blessing. We will bless them as a way of dedicating them to God’s service and glory, and a reminder to have moral uprightness whenever we use these devices.
You are in my daily prayers.
God bless you,