Do you ever face the question if you should call or email someone you would like to communicate with? I find myself faced with this dilemma ever day. There are many moments where sending an email feels easier. As I think about what easier really means, I am thinking how it requires less of me. Sometimes I choose email because it is easier, quicker and cleaner. But I am more aware lately that when I choose email, I miss an opportunity to share in a relationship. I am more aware lately that when I choose email, I miss an opportunity to reach out and care. I am more aware lately that when I choose email, I miss an opportunity to share with others about what is new in my life as well.
There is a time and place for email. Email will likely be a tool I use every day for many days or years to come. But I want to be very aware of when picking up the phone is a choice that may be more honoring and rewarding. May I never lose sight that even though technology is a blessing, God’s design is that we were created for relationship. Best I have seen, relationship is not experienced well via email and face book. Communication occurs, that is for sure, but relationship takes us reaching out and touching someone….even if that is via telephone! This old commercial seems to say it well. Follow the link and give it a try!