More Sacred Screen Time
The last two weeks we've continued to meet on Zoom for our usual Thursday nights... and we're continuing our conversation on how screens can be sacred. In a time when we're all having to spend more time on laptops than we'd like and while we're often on social media now as our only social outlet, we discussed what our screen time might be like if we thought of it as prayer. What if we thought of our own social media as prayer? How would we hear ourselves? And like the Apostle Paul saying to the Romans that the Holy Spirit intercedes for us when we don't know what to pray (8:26), what if we saw others' posts as prayer? Perhaps we are even more connected than the internet leads us to believe!
Similarly, as we celebrated communion online for the first time this semester, we discussed how this practice may help us see that the Lord's table is much bigger than a church. The Lord's table is dorm room desks and third floor walk ups, wherever we landed after a long day, whenever we feel most isolated. We walked through an annotated communion liturgy (posted below), and explained the parts we usually watch in chapel, so everyone could hear clearly what we were doing in each step and not miss what was happening. We invited folks to turn their cameras off if they needed to, but it was cool to see in brief moments that we were all eating and drinking together. It was communion.