Everywhere you look you see the ubiquitous little white box attached to someone's head via little tiny white strings, (I am no exception). In response to the popularity and pervasiveness of this small device, I've developed a fear that one day I will show up ready to discuss revelation from God, only to see a sea of people with their ears plugged with small white circles. Maybe this sea will only be desiring music to accompany my teaching, (I've always thought that I sounded more profound with music playing over/under my voice), and will have the volume turned to recommended levels that allow the user to hear conversation, and thus instruction.
I always thought that it was an empty fear, and that I would never see it come to pass...In Community on Sunday though, it happened...as I was leading our gathering in an exploration of God as judge, I noticed two small boys' heads were connected by the feared thin white cord. At least they were awake.