If We Always Communicated Like We Email…

The right word at the right time
    is like a custom-made piece of jewelry,
And a wise friend’s timely reprimand
    is like a gold ring slipped on your finger.
Reliable friends who do what they say

    are like cool drinks in sweltering heat—refreshing!
Like billowing clouds that bring no rain
    is the person who talks big but never produces.
Patient persistence pierces through indifference;
     gentle speech breaks down rigid defenses.
Proverbs 25:11-15, The Message

We’re always inventing new technologies for communicating. In fact, we’re advancing so fast that email is now considered “old school.” It is the Sanford and Son of the Mumford and Sons era.

Yet despite texts and Instagram and Facebook and Twitter and SnapChat, we still haven’t broken the email grip completely. We still use it, overuse it, hide behind it and trust it. In fact, it’s given us a kind of language.

But what if that email language crossed over into our “real” worlds?

That’s the question answered in the Tripp & Tyler video for this sermon illustration on technology and communication.


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