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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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"Since such is the nature of man that he cannot easily without external means be raised to meditation on divine things, on that account holy Mother Church has instituted certain rites, namely that certain things be pronounced in a subdued tone (canon and words of consecration) and others in a louder tone; she has likewise made use of ceremonies such as mystical blessings, lights, incense, vestments, and many other things of this kind in accordance with apostolic teaching and tradition, whereby both the majesty of so great a sacrifice might be commended, and the minds of the faithful excited by these visible signs of religion and piety to the contemplation of the most sublime matters which are hidden in this sacrifice."
— Council of Trent (Session XXII)

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Day 4: Gratefulness for Tech
published 23 November 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

What you will read now is part of a series of 100 spiritual challenges. Each blog can be viewed separately, but for maximum benefit a reader needs to start with the introductory blog of November 18, 2011, and then continue step by step. Day One begins on Sunday, November 20, 2011.
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Day Four Challenge: Gratefulness for Tech

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Dr. Ronda’s examples of gratefulness for tech: my computer that enables me to quickly contact family and friends and hear from them, and write books and blogs such as these; great music on radio from all over the world and Catholic radio and TV and everything else I have loved on radio and TV, GPS so I don’t get lost so much; airplanes so I can visit my distant adult children and grandchildren often and even fly to the holy land and walk where Jesus walked, and cell phones for quick visits and now Skype to see the faces of beloved ones. For microphones. And for older “tech” that I am not one who has to get up at 5 AM to start a fire to warm the farmhouse, and for plumbing vs. outhouses!

Your examples of gratitude for tech:

Prayer: Jesus, when you came down to earth you left the bliss of heaven for a life full of frustrations. You didn’t live in our techy era, but we need You to help us bear the crosses of tech issues as the Holy Spirit directs us to use tech for the good on earth and also to evangelize.

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