We are Zombies to Ourselves
This week I learned to importance of being aware of what you are doing.
Elder Iacopucci and I were walking along the river trail as we do most days when we saw some guys walking looking down at their phones. We said hello, but they paid no attention to us and continued onward. This same interaction happened more than 6 times in a row! We were baffled, what was everyone doing glued to their phone to where they couldn’t look up to greet another human?
Finally we talked to a young man who told us about a new game called ‘Pokemon-Go’. He explained to us the presence of the game and we duly noted this new craze.
Over the course of the week, anywhere we went, we saw people playing this game and it amazed me that people wouldn’t acknowledge us because they were so addicted to this new game!
We learned from members at church that this game came out a few weeks ago, and people playing it have actually passed away because they have walked into traffic.
The Lord teaches us in Moroni 8:17 that “if there be faults they be the faults of a man.”
It baffles me when people tell me that I’m brainwashed or manipulated or forced to be a missionary and spread the wonderfully message of Jesus Christ when others are dying from addictions to their screens. Now that is not being in control of your body.
I love everyone of you so much! I am so thankful for the Book of Mormon and the teachings that it shares with us today. Get outside and get off your phone! Meet a new friend and explore the beautiful world that we only get to live in once 😉