Catholic Church 2.0


Yesterday was a frustrating day for me; I could not connect to the net… For a daily computer user, that is like taking away my food… I was not able to surf or even post, and to make it worse it was both at home and work. It’s like being cut off from my life line.

 

We make sure we are connected to the world at all times, we have wifi, cell phones, and several other tools to help keep us connected, and when something new comes out, we rush to get it. We have to be up-to- date, have the latest toy, more power and more options.

 

I myself sometimes get caught up in all this, I see something that will let me connect to the world it looks fun and I want it. Sad to say, but yes, I also fall for “you got to have it”…

 

We will stand outside all night to get the newest phone or game system; we will spend hours on a phone to net to get the tickets to the biggest events, and we will spend all kinds of money to do it. But look in to any church on a Sunday morning, and you will see empty seats. Ask someone why they don’t go to church and they will tell you they have no time, but they are more then willing to stand in line all night for a gaming system that will break the bank account.

 

It’s all marketing, they make you feel that you need it, have to have it, get it now or you never will…

 

May be that’s what the catholic Church needs to do, come out with a new and improved Catholic Church 2.0 . Create a market for it, make the people want it; make them feel like their lives depend on it. Use marketing material to promote it, TV ads and radio spots, full page newspaper ads. Run contest, have a rewards card (attend 10 Masses and get one free)… The possibilities are endless…

 

Make the Catholic Church seem like a life saver… Wait, what am I saying… It already is…

 

How sad that people would rather stand in line for a box that will get you no closer to God, then spend one hour in His house. How sad…

 

The idea of a Catholic Church 2.0 is not all that bad, a Church for the young, a Church for the new generation, the generation that uses technology to communicate and to share ideas and thoughts. The 2.0 Church would have to be true the norms and the faith, but I am sure that if we think about it and pray about it, we could do it, and really is there anything wrong with reaching out to them?

 

Paul

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About Paul Sposite

Paul Sposite - Life Coach I began my career as an instructor. As an instructor there are two basic requirements. You have to know yourself, so you know where you’re drawing your inspiration from. And you have to actively listen to the others, and then respond to the subtext of what they are saying. In learning about myself I started to focus a lot on my students, how they learned, what questions they were asking and how I could best modify my methods to best serve them. I believe that if you use your real life problems/issues as insights to the issues you need to heal, you’ll grow. From my experience in the classroom, creating curriculum and material to support my training, I developed an interest in how people process information. This interest turned into my interest in Life Coaching.
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