There are genuine benefits to the human experience when it comes to innovation that makes life better, quicker, or more efficient. However, one of the consequences is that innovation outpaces our capacity to keep enrichment from turning to distraction. Therefore, it is sometimes nice to go back in time to the simple things, the simple tools, the outdated means that, when used, can be even more enriching because the distractions are minimal and the focus can be greater.
It may look old, outdated, behind-the-times, and less glamorous. But it does one thing—it gets out of the way so the participant can focus on the foundations. It allows one to go back to what really matters without modern distractions. It doesn’t have to be like that all the time, but sometimes it is good to set aside time to go back to a bygone era, ignore the latest fad and trend, and say, “These are the building blocks that we need to make sure, in all our busy and flashy distractions, that we look back on.”
Might be good to do that in our churches sometimes. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.