03 Jan Is Your Church on the Digital Highway?
“It is not enough to be a passersby on the digital highways,” Pope Francis.
“Who is my neighbor?”
It’s a question an expert of the law asks Jesus in the Gospel of Luke, chapter 10.
If you grew up in church, you learned the answer to this question in your first-grade Sunday school classroom through a felt-board reenactment of the Good Samaritan. The Good Samaritan passed a stranger in need on the highway and took care of him. And so we find that our neighbor can be anyone – even complete strangers God puts along our “highway”.
There is a highway that can easily be forgotten. It’s one that has many faces, though we can’t always see them and many broken hearts, though we may not know them.
Pope Francis called this highway the “digital highway” when he urged the church to be a friendly, caring and welcoming place to our Internet neighbors.
- 97% of people 18-29 in the U.S. are on the Internet
- 93% of people 30-49 in the U.S. are on the Internet
- 88% of people 50-64 in the U.S. are on the Internet
- 57% of people 65 and older in the U.S. are on the Internet
Where is our country? Online. That means a huge percentage of Christians are on this digital highway passing strangers day in and day out, some not taking the time to stop.
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“By means of the internet, the Christian message can reach “to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Keeping the doors of our churches open also means keeping them open in the digital environment so that people, whatever their situation in life, can enter, and so that the Gospel can go out to reach everyone. “ – Pope Francis