Dan Edelen observes that people all around us (including in the church) are Dying of Thirst in the New Social Desert of our wireless world:
My neighbor told me a few weeks ago that he bought his fifth-grade son a cell phone. As my neighbor is a bit of a Luddite and has resisted such things in the past, I was surprised. What surprised me more was his reasoning, which was nowhere on my radar screen.
Seems he bought the phone because his popular son had seen that popularity dwindle to zero. And that sudden dive was strictly because the son was out of the texting loop. No cell phone meant no connection to the social structure of today’s tweens and teens. In reality, the boy had ceased to exist.
In his post, Dan comments on Hebrews 10:24-25 and how convenient it is to “forsake the assembling of ourselves together.” I have written about these verses as well in a post titled Consider One Another.