It’s not like I’ve been dragged kicking and screaming into the digital age. And certainly, my digital pursuits have enriched my spiritual life.
I listen to satellite radio and enjoy Catholic programming.
I listen to podcasts.
I read blogs. I have a Kindle.
And I have an iPod touch with plenty of Catholic apps. Those are useful things, those apps. One of my most-used apps is Divine Office, which allows me to download the Liturgy of the Hours at home, where I have wireless access, and take the prayers with me. It’s much easier than carrying a heavy book.
But today, I brought my iPod to Mass, arriving a little early so I could pray Morning Prayer (this morning was a little bit off schedule). I have to say, it felt kind of weird sitting there in church with an iPod. Even though the only app I used was Divine Office, and no one was even paying attention to me, I felt very conspicuous.
Then I came home and read about a new book, Prayer in the Digital Age, by Mark Swaim. Looks intriguing! Maybe it’s just what I need to read.