The faithful arrive

Hundreds – perhaps thousands – of the faithful and devoted lined Michigan Avenue in Chicago last week.

With passion, they waited breathlessly to enter the sanctuary of their cult and hold in their hands the object of their greatest love and desire.

Yes, this was the line outside the Apple store as people waited to get the new iPhone 6. To some folks, this smidgen of technology is quite the deal. As the promotion on the Apple website explains:

iPhone 6 isn’t simply bigger — it’s better in every way. Larger, yet dramatically thinner. More powerful, but remarkably power efficient. With a smooth metal surface that seamlessly meets the new Retina HD display. It’s one continuous form where hardware and software function in perfect unison, creating a new generation of iPhone that’s better by any measure.

Be still, my heart.

Disclosure: I have an iPhone. But it is a couple generations older. I likely won’t get an iPhone 6 until there is an iPhone 9 and the 6 is in the sale bin at Wal-Mart. And that’s OK with me because I can’t figure out how to use half the stuff on the model I have.

Standing in line to get my hands on a smart phone strikes me as rather dumb.

But I will stand in line Sunday morning to receive Christ. He is a more worthy love than a phone.



About Jim Fair

Jim Fair is a writer and consultant. He lives in the Chicago area and has a wonderful wife, son and daughter. He enjoys fishing and occasionally catches something. He tries to play the piano and sings a little. In addition to writing for Regnum Christi Live, he blogs at Laughing Catholic. And you can follow him on Twitter: Jim Fair (@fishfair).
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