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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

How to stay relevant

By Caroline

File:Alessandro Sani In der Klosterbibliothek.jpg
In the Cloister Library by Alessandro Sani (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons).

rel·e·vant [ rélləvənt ]
1- connected: having some sensible or logical connection with something else such as a matter being discussed or investigated
2- having social significance: having some bearing on or importance for real-world issues, present-day events, or the current state of society

The older you get the easier it is to think you’re becoming, ‘not relevant.’
If you’re in ‘that bracket’ maybe, like me, you occasionally sense that a technology tsunami has dragged you out to sea and like trying to tread water in a rip current, you can’t get back to shore. It’s not that I don’t see the value of all the latest click enhancers, or use some of them;

but truth be told, I put up with them, learning only what I have to in order to function… Generally, I find they really cramp my style. I deleted my Facebook three months after I got an account..and for me, Twitter is a hot mess. Too many people thinking out loud, saying too many things that should probably be whispered and, well– taken out to sea in the tsunami and forgotten. I’d really just like to talk to somebody instead of texting all the time and for goodness sake, does anybody remember when a picture wasn’t virtual and stored on your smart phone, but actually something you kept in an album?

Yet, this is how the message travels today; with hash-tags, FB updates, blog posts and apps– that’s what I was recently telling the Lord in prayer;

I’m not relevant anymore. I don’t speak the language of the culture.
I feel young…but, I’m ‘old school.’
I’m washed up, Lord…and…I’m not going to Twitter.

Continue reading at Caroline's blog  Bell of the Wanderer.


  1. Caroline, when I was setting this up to post, Blogger underlined "texting" and "FB" as being misspelled words. That shows you how fast technology has changed! But Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Thank God!

  2. I don't feel so alone as I read this... nor irrelevant! Thank you.

    (and I love the painting, too :)!)

  3. And I think of St Francis preaching the Gospel without speaking. I love this post. Thank you, thank you.

  4. Thank you all, I am glad to know I'm not alone in the swirl of technology..But how wonderful that out of it all we meet one another and help each other stay relevant!
    Blessings +


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