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    Too much of a good thing

    February 5, 2021

    In the book of Proverbs, we read “If you find honey, eat just enough-- too much of it, and you will vomit.” (Proverb 25:16) From what many people have told me, this is a proverb that might apply to ZOOM. Most people know that ZOOM is the computer application that allows you to speak to and see other people and conduct meetings and other events. It’s great, amazing; it may not be ideal but you are able to accomplish some good things together using this online tool. I’m grateful for these opportunities and yet... This past week I attended 5 ZOOM meetings in one day and for another day, my schedule included an all-day online event (Saturday’s Classis Chatham meeting). Psychologists have studied the unique dynamics of online meetings including the experience of an overabundance of such meetings; the impact is not all positive. I suppose it’s a little like that proverb on the honey, a version of too much of a good thing is not a good thing! And finally as we all continue to discover, nothing replaces our being together in- person. We keep praying for that time of physical togetherness to return. -EGN

    To access Pastor’s Eric’s regular COVID-19 MEDITATIONS, click here … http://www.bethel-crc.ca/blog/covid-19-meditations/