Here is some food for thought from the The Catholic Gift Shop via the blog Acts of the Apostasy:
I have to admit, there have been times when I have realized that my phone (aka The Precious) was not nearby and my inner Gollum got pretty nervous. There was the nightmare of losing my phone in an airport a few years ago on my way to Wyoming Catholic College. It all ended well, but… that wasn’t good.
I use my phone a lot, even to manage this blog when I’m out and about, or when I travel and don’t have a good internet connection for the laptop.
As far as carrying around the Bible is concerned, I and other clerics recite the Roman Breviary or the Liturgy of the Hours.
Of course, I usually use my phone for that now… but I digress.
Can you imagine what sort of dysfunction young people will go through when TEOTWAWKI takes place, probably from a massive EMP?
Their whole lives are lived on screens, large and small. Those of us of a certain age didn’t grow up with all screens, and even we feel a bit uncomfortable without The Precious nearby. But young people? I’ll bet they truly struggle to adjust.
Just to track back to Wyoming Catholic College for a moment, the students there cannot have mobile phones and internet connections for their laptops. I loved the phrase on a shirt I saw on their display at a conference I attended: