Over the weekend we heard from various ‘Socially isolated because of age’ friends how much they appreciated phone calls, e-mails and using the ‘visual technology’ of the internet and social media – some even said they had seen their family more often by such means than they had ‘in the flesh’ in recent weeks. But some also remarked on those who don’t have access to smart phones, the internet etc, or don’t have a network of family, friends and neighbours keeping in touch.
Lord, thank you for the new technologies that enable us to keep in touch with friends and family. Help us to use them wisely and to support others. Help us also to recognise where people do not have such technology, or do not have people to contact them, and play our part in keeping in touch with them. Amen