The Brotherhood – Part 61

The Brotherhood of the Second Cross was established on Father’s Day 2005 where 160 men stood before their wives and children to pledge themselves to purity, self-sacrifice, loyalty, and excellence. Today, hundreds more have joined the commitment.

Beware of time-wasting technology.

I realize that technology comes to us under the banner of greater efficiency. We can do more, work faster, and generate greater productivity–all because of greater technology. But that doesn’t mean WE are more efficient. What we do with that technology and how we allow it to define our days is still a decision a human must make.

Here’s an example…having access to your Facebook account on your phone means you can access your social network wherever you go. So instead of only having 30 minutes each night, you can now spend hours in your day checking friends’ statuses and offering your witty posts. Thanks for technology, but am I making better use of my time?

This week, I picked up the iPhone 5 and am doing my best to figure it out. However, if I have more conversations with Siri (the voice in the phone that creatively answers my questions) than I have with my wife, I’m probably not making better use of my time.

The line between beneficial technology and toys to play with has been blurred for some time. We all get emails we don’t need and have texting conversations we probably wouldn’t take time for in person. So while technology is amazing and helpful, only you can determine how much of your life it can also waste.

We still only get 24 hours in a day and there are no immediate plans for that number to increase. So use your time wisely. Make sure you give your best to your true priorities and look for ways to get the most out of life. Don’t let your TV, your laptop, your phone, your iPad, and any other toys take more than their share. Use them…don’t let them use you!

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