I am standing in an elevator. I am surrounded by several people standing almost in a line. All of them are texting. Their heads are down and their thumbs are in motion. My mind starts flashing back to standing in line for Holy Communion. Since I haven’t been to church in awhile, I wonder if people text while standing in line for Communion. If so, how far does the texting go?
Does the priest text the message, “body of Christ?” And what about confession-it is my understanding that most people prefer to talk with a priest face to face. Would texting be an option for those who wish to have no close contact with a priest. And this includes not spending time on your knees with a priest in a dark room and nothing but a darkened screen between you. It sounds dirtier than I intended it to be.