Texting During Mass. Is that so wrong?
I recently shared this funny item from Network World with a friend, who responded thusly:
I am guilty of texting (but not yet tweeting) in church.
There, I feel better.
Now that my Mom lives with us, I take her to Catholic services on most weekends. Of course that increases the likelihood of running into acquaintances (and their children), who’s names I’ve long forgotten, while strolling our of the church after Mass has ended.
The social burden of having an elderly mother who enjoys meeting and greeting others at church is somewhat of a penance for my transgressions. Anyway, during the sermon I surreptitiously text the parishioners’ descriptions to my wife (at home) and she responds with the pertinent details.
To date I’ve not been caught by the priest, but I have garnered some tsk-tsk side glances from others in the pew.
All I can add is: “Father, forgive us, for we have sinned.”