Did Huey Lewis Have It Right All Along?

I’m a little worried. I’ve made a decision, I’ve opened a new chapter in my life, and I’m not sure if it was a good thing or not. Today, I have a delivery coming my way, and it might be something beautiful and good, or it might be a tool of destruction and pain in my life. I’m not sure at all which it will be. Other people who deal with it call it a destructive pattern, or an addiction. They compare it to being hooked on crack. And here, me, as a pastor, I’ve opened my soul up to it.

I ordered a Blackberry, and it’s scheduled to arrive today.

I’m afraid. Very afraid. Am I strong enough to handle it? I’ve always approached this issue from a standpoint of staunch abstinence. What will become of me? Will I be an addict, with the shakes from email withdrawal? Or will it propel me towards organizational greatness?

Actually, I know the answer. It’s neither.

But it’s funny how I can get so attached to stuff, even before I have it. It’s funny how stuff is a center for conversation with others. When it’s all said and done, it’s just a phone. It’s just a tool, a thing.

But I’m still excited it’s coming.

One thought on “Did Huey Lewis Have It Right All Along?

  1. Horrible idea! Run away! Give it away! Send it to it’s final resting place! That would be 503 N 17th St, Indianola, IA 50125. Only once you send it there can you be free from the grip of the Blackberry.

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